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san jose sharks. they are taking on the phoenix coyotes tonight. 7:30 drops the puck. strong start. 2-0. go sharks. >> welcome back, sharks. have a great day. good morning. historic step. the pentagon expected to announce today it is lifting its long standing ban on women serving in combat, a ground breaking decision that's being both praised and criticized in and out of the military. rigorous defense. >> what difference at this point does it make? >> a fired up hillary clinton takes on her critics during the testimony about the terror attacks in benghazi. she's heading back to the hill today as the man slated to replace her begins his confirmation hearing. frozen solid. the arctic blast does not let up, millions of americans bracing for another day of bone chilling temperature cast.
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thursday, january 24th, 2013. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. let's get right to this story in washington, the decision to allow women in combat roles, a watershed moment being praised by a lot of people and others starting to wonder how it might impact the capability of other forces. >> we all know women have been putting their lives in dangerous war zones for many years. what does this change really mean for a practical matter? this straight ahead. also, are you sitting in a room with your computer on right now. take a look because some 1 could be spying on you at this moment,
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coming up how criminals can hack into your webcam and pull off an alarming invasion of privacy and some ways you can block them. a few details this morning on beyonce's performance on the national anthem at the inauguration. what the "wall street journal" uncovered and what big stars think about it. we will let you decide for yourself. why this super bowl ad already has 3 million hits online, it's still 10 days before the big game. >> i might have a few guess as to why. we will begin with a decision to lift the military's ban on women serving in cam bot. and jim has more on this. good morning to you. >> good morning. this is a seismic shift in policy for the pentagon and the military certain to shake things up. while female troops have sometimes been drawn into combat on the ground and iraq and afghanistan, this is the first time they go to war as
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full-fledged combat infantry. for the past ten years, u.s. military women have served in the front lines in both iraq and afghanistan, but never as ground combat troops. lifting the 20 year ban against women in combat will ultimately put them directly into the heat of battle, opening more than 230,000 ground combat jobs to women. they'll gradually work their way through training to become combat infantry troops and could even serve in special operations forces. but is the military prepared for women in combat? >> my personal opinion, no, women should not be allowed in the infantry unit. there is men who have extremely hard time physically and emotionally in infantry unit. >> over a decade of war in iraq and afghanistan with no clear battle line, female soldiers and marines were caught up in the fight. 152 women were killed and more than 800 wounded. >> congressman tammy duckworth
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lost both her legs as army helicopter pilot in iraq. she says lifting the ban will level the playing field for women. >> it's hard to make it to a general without a combat arms command at the brigade or battalion level and this will allow women to have some of that command time. >> women have to volunteer for combat duty and meet the said physical standards as men. >> the secretary of statandard just because they're women. >> i lost my leg in a bar fight -- i'm pretty sure i lost my leg in combat. >> they don't know how many women will volunteer and there could be growing pains and does not happen overnight. it could take two to three years before women are fully trained and combat qualified. they probably wouldn't go into combat anytime soon, primarily because that would be after the combat mission for the u.s. is
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over in afghanistan, savannah. >> i'll take it. no problem. honored for the highest combat acti action. he's now an nbc analyst, good to see you. as he mention, women have been serving for years putting their lives on the line. does this simply formalize it or is it a watershed moment? >> no. i think it's a watershed moment because the policy was they could never be on front line units. the irony is the policy of keeping them out of front line units in afghanistan and particularly iraq caused injuries we had in units because we had them in non-combat units and truck drivers and those people got hurt by ieds. >> what do you think the reaction is among the rank and file. men on the front lines now. >> you're already starting to
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hear the moans and groans saying this is the end of the military as we know it. >> when it was integrated with women 20 and 30 years ago, it turned out not to be the case and actually strengthened the organization. >> one of the things people worry about is it will create a double standard when it comes to training? do you think that's appropriate? >> that's a responsibility of leadership. there's no reason why men and women can't maintain the high standard of physical fitness and making sure they do is a part of leadership. let me ask you about the band of brothers, you know all too well men in combat say they fight to protect the lives of the men they are serving with. let me read you what the former commandant of the army war
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college wrote about this. ground leaders and former combat leaders agree the precious and indefinable band of brothers effect so essential to winning in close combat would be irreparably compromised with mixed gender infantry squads. how do you feel about that? >> i think it's already been disproved because operating bases have been attacked and women fought alongside men. when people are trying ardently to kill you, it really doesn't matter who is on your left or right as long as they're doing their job. we fight to accomplish the mission. we fight for the country and most of all, we fight for each other. >> congress will have the final say on this. what do you think the reaction there will be. >> they will also be negative about it. this is interesting, panetta is leaving this legacy for hagel to pick up and we will hear plenty about it when hagel gets grilled by the senate. i think hagel has no answer at the moment because it's a
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question, lifting the ban, imming it. it's one thing to implement the ban and something else to make it work. you can bet the senate will ask hagel, how will you make it work, senator and he won't have an answer. >> by that time hopefully he will have an answer. colonel jack jacobs. good to see you. savannah. secretary of state hillary clinton returns to capitol hill with heated questions about the terror attack on benghazi, libya. andrea hitmitchell has this sto. >> introduce iing john kerry toe senate confirmation hearing he chaired. it's a safe bet he will get a better reception than the hostile reception they gave hillary clinton on benghazi. after nearly five hours of
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gruelling testimony, clinton showed rare public emotion talking about the deaths of ambassador chris stevens and three others in benghazi. >> for me, this is not just a matter of policy, it's personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag drape caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the lives left alone to raise their children. >> she took the blame for the tragedy. >> i take responsibility and nobody is more committed to getting this right. >> her republican critics wanted to know what she knew and when she knew it. >> the american people deserve to know answers. they certainly don't deserve false answers. >> asking why repeated security warnings were ignored. eeb a cable ambassador stevens sent her september 11th, the day of the attack. >> these officials were screaming out for more security. >> had i been president at the time and i found you did not
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read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you from your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> at times, clinton fired back. >> when you have a united states ambassador personally warning about the situation over there, sending this cable to your office -- >> if i could -- one point -- 4 million cables a year come to the state department and all addressed to me. >> we were misled there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that, assault sprang out of that. >> the fact is we have four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out for a walk that decided they would go kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> still, even some republicans acknowledged this won't be clinton's last act in politics. >> i wish you the best in your future endeavors, mostly. >> but one republican senator
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even suggested that clinton had been faking the emotion that she displayed. that's a sign they may well try to keep the benghazi controversy alive if she runs for president. clinton still leaves office next week more popular than any other modern secretary of state except colin powell. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. millions of people are waking up to bone chilling temperatures yet again this morning and the cold is not going away any time soon. nbc craig melvin is a few blocks away from us in central park. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. many folks have gotten used to what had been a relatively warm winter. now, this, look at my handy-dandy outdoor thermometer, sh showing 16 degrees. that is not taking consideration the windchill. it's warmed up in central park, single digits. many all over this country are waking up to a different kind of cold. brutal, bone chilling and built
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to last, millions of americans in the grips of a bitter arctic blast, expected to last through the weekend and into monday. >> i was cold. i stayed in the house all day. >> freezing temperatures made worse by windchills that made it feel like 40 below zero, from the upper midwest to new england. unbearable for the brave workers outside. >> the first 30 seconds is okay. after that, it's brutal. >> reporter: for buildings, high winds shredded the roof of this in detroit. >> 10 minutes is all it takes for frostbite to set in. plumbers working overtime to fix broken furnaces. >> we're probably working 200% capacity right now, everybody working double shifts, trying to get everybody heat. >> reporter: in webster, new york, a snowy road sent a school bus into a ditch. fortunately no one was hurt.
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staten island relief centers from superstorm sandy are now heating centers. >> my fingers felt like they would fall right off, it is that cold. >> reporter: but for some tourist, a chance for a moment frozen in time. for many, it's that teeth chattering uncomfortable cold. for others, it's been far worse. so far, several deaths are being blamed on this frigid cold snap, matt. >> craig melvin, thank you very much. mr. roker, the question is how long will this last? >> bundle up for the weekend because it will take that long to warm up. here's what we have for high temperatures today. looking at 12 in buffalo, 23 in cincinnati, jetstream way to the south. the good news, by monday, that jetstream moves up to the north and temperatures start to moderate. instead of 7 in bangor, 24 on monday. 38, new york city, washington, 32, 34 in cincinnati and 35 in
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buffalo and we have an icy mix making its way in the spine of the appalachians in the midwest and northeast later on today. >> looking like a heat wave compared to what we've seen. natalie has a check of the other stories. >> good morning everyone. in other news, north korea is striking a defiant tone this morning, warning it is set to conduct yet another nuclear test despite condemnations from the united nations security council. its top governing body says it is designing rockets capable of striking the u.s. with warheads. the obama administration's fight for gun control is hitting the road on friday. vice president joe biden heads to the staunch ly pro-gun state of virginia and today he will take to the internet to take questions how to reduce gun violence speaking to the public on a live streaming google chat. female smokers today have a
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higher risk of dying from lung cancer than several decades ago. in a study out by the new england journal of medicine, researchers are finding women are smoking more and starting younger patterns that mirror the smoking habit of younger counterparts. women have caught up with men in the risk of deaths of smoking related sickness. 18% of american women are smokers. cnbc mary thompson of the new york stock exchange, look likes a rough day ahead for aping, right? >> it certainly could be. apple shipped a record 7.8 million iphones in the last quarter given wall street was expecting it to sell 50 million, its shares drop 10% after-hours after reporting quarterly results which failed to impress, profits flat and sales came below estimates for the third straight quarter and weaker than expected sales for the current quarter and putting a six day win streak for the s&p 500 at
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risk. >> thanks. lawmakers in rhode island vote whether or not to allow same sex marriage, the only state in new england that still prohibits same sex marriage. while it is expected to pass tonight's vote, it could face an uphill battle in the state senate. manny -- manti te'o speaking out about a hoax he had a girlfriend in an internet hoax. he said he felt he had to lie about the situation even after he discovered he had been misled. >> you stuck to the script >> you stuck to the script. and you knew something was amis, manti. >> correct. >> why? >> well, if anybody puts yourself in my situation. katie, put yourself in my situation. my whole world told me that she died on september 12th.
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everybody knew that. this girl who i committed myself to, died on september 12th. now i get a phone call on december 6th saying that she's alive and i'm going to be put on national tv two days later and they asked me the same question. what would you do? >> te'o's fatherless appears in the interview to reject allegations that manti was in on the hoax to gain sympathy for personal gain. it is 7:17 right now. back overvannah and al. >> natalie, thanks. >> mr. roker with the local forecast. >> we are looking at a lot of wet weather into california and the pacific northwest. no rain in the mountains there. windy conditions in the central rockies. look for morning snow across the delmarva peninsula, including washington, d.c. lake-effect snow machine slowing down. but still picking up one to four
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you can see that we're getting a chance to dry out. more showers on the way throughout this afternoon. 60 degrees inland. 58 degrees today at the coast. all right. here's a question for the group. you use your computer at home. when you're finished with it, do you leave it on. if it's a laptop, do you leave it open? or if it's a desktop, do you leave the cam on. >> i leave it open. >> i shut it down. >> how criminals can hack into your computer, access your webcam, and spy on your most personal moments without you knowing about it. and we'll tell you what you can do to shut down in a down. >> a change of policy. i now close my laptop and turn it off. prince harry is back in the center of controversy over comments about service in afghanistan. but first on this thursday morning this is "today" -- is it
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and that something... is the other sock. the everyday collection. 7:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. this morning san jose police expected to get their very first look at some new surveillance video they hope will help them catch the man who tried to kidnap a teenage girl. this is video from home security camera. dark and grainy but you can see someone on the left side of your screen, presumably the 13-year-old girl walking down east st. james street. the suv blocking the struggle but seconds later you can see the girl running away. neighbors say that girl always walks down the same street to meet a friend to go off to school. police say a man approached her on friday and then dragged her into a driveway. the randomness of the crime leaving that neighborhood rattled and its changed the way some people there leave their homes in the morning.
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police say the suspect looks like this. described as hispanic, 25 to 35 years old, about 5'10" with a thin to medium build. black hair. brown eyes. if you recognize this man, you are asked to please call san jose police. it is thursday. one day away from friday which we all love. christina loren is going to tell us what to expect outside. good morning. >> good morning. we're so close now to the all important weekend. we do have showers lingering. nothing heavy. you probably don't need your umbrella unless you want to take out the suede. throughout the afternoon we have a few showers on the way. not expecting anything but moderate to light activity. you can see right now doppler is dry as a bone to the north of gilroy. 61 in san jose. nice, mild start. you notice that when you walk out the front door. 60 in san francisco. 62 in los gatos later on today with mostly cloudy conditions and a few showers later this evening. let's check your rush hour drive with mike. >> look what we found here. this is the camera in palo alto
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looking north with taillights at willow. there on the shoulder is a crash that chp reported. it is out of the lanes. we see slowing on the maps right through the same area. we see the build for the southbound side. typical flow for the commute. northbound through san jose bogging down for 280 and 101 toward capital a new crash there. that should be to the shoulder shortly. things getting easier at the 680 interchange and live look at the north bay southbound picking up volume. that fog and mist an issue as well. back to you. >> thank you for the update. we'll have another local update in one half hour from right now. the "today" show rolls on. hope to see you soon.
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is someone spying on you right now? the girls we just saw had no idea a stranger was using their own webcam on their computer to spy on them. actually, it was part of our investigation. but you'll be shocked to learn how easy it is for criminals to watch your most private moments, just ahead, we give you advice how you can keep it from happening to you. 7:30 on a thursday morning. the 24th of january, 2013. it's very cold outside. inside the studio, i'm mt. alongside savannah guthrie. >> also coming up this morning, jennifer lopez and aretha
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franklin speaking out about beyonce performance at the inauguration and a tape that might prove she's singing after all. will it put an end to the controversy. plus, is this an experience you're experiencing in your own household. you are not overweight but your spouse is. how does it affect your relationship and how much strain does it put on your marriage? >> good advice. big names coming up on "today." former vice president al gore will be here tuesday and get his take on all things politics and washington and his view of the future he sketches out in a new book. microsoft founder bill gates joins us to talk about what he sees in the year ahead. bill gates next wednesday right here on "today." we will begin this half hour with a new rocking report, could predators be spying on you and
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your kids through a webcam? here with eye hoping and kind of frightening details. good morning to you. >> hi. it is kind of scary. the really scary thing is we all use our computer and get distracted with something and simply walk away. you forget the computer is still on. the criminals are counting on it. now, they can hack into your webcam remotely watching your most intimate moments live. the worst part is you never even know. we will show you how they do it and how to protect yourself right now. >> reporter: these teenage girls don't know it but a stranger is spying on them inside their bedroom. and in their dining room, as the family either dinner. little do they know, thousands of miles away, this man has hacked into their laptop and turned on their webcam. >> people who are victims generally have no idea they are victims. >> reporter: that man is working with us, computer expert jim
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stake stakely. >> they have pictures of you or someone else? >> they're all over the internet. >> reporter: they are easy targets. criminals like this man. prosecutors say he was spying on over 200 women through their webcams, watching their most private moments, even blackmailing some of them. he's now serving six years in prison. >> reporter: these are criminal, peeping toms? >> niethese are predator, your worst nightmare. >> they are watching you in your most intimate moment. >> anywhere, your bathroom, anywhere you have your hap tlap open. with with this family's permission, we had him hack into their computer and how did he do it, sent this little e-card. >> they can see a quacking duck and without the knowledge i also loaded a trojan during that
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time. >> reporter: giving him access even when the computer is in sleep mode. you have no clue. >> have a seat. thanks for doing it. wi >> reporter: we told the mom and daughters we came to do a general story about online security. >> reporter: ever have a problem with someone hacking into your home? >> no. >> reporter: they had no idea days before we had been spying on them through our computer webcam. our interview over, we told the girls to go upstairs and wait in their room. then, downstairs, we let mom in on the secret. >> we actually recorded your family dinner the other night. no one was in your house except for you guys. >> it's really creepy. i mean, my children are on their computers in the evening in their bedrooms. i'm a little frightened right now for their security. >> reporter: oh we took it up a notch. having our expert hack into the webcam in her taug daughter's
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upstairs bedroom. >> reporter: we're watching them in their bedroom. >> i am sick over this. >> this time it was our computer expert and next time it could be a predator. >> i'm glad to learn from this and try to avoid this from ever happening. >> reporter: then we gave the girls a wake-up call. >> we've been watching you from downstairs from your webcam. your expert was able to hack into your system and watch you in your room. >> oh, my god. >> it's scary. definitely scary. someone could be watching you anytime and this is where you feel the most comfortable. >> so how can you protect yourself, the main question. number one, shut off your computer when you walk away or close your laptop. you can also put a piece of black tape across the lens of the webcam. here's another tip. don't open any e-mails from people you don't know. we hear it all the time. that includes those facebook links that say things like watch this incredible video.
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unless you trust the person, don't do it. those random links are exactly how the hackers get in. >> would you have any idea how widespread something like this is? >> it's hard for the fbi to know that because many victims don't even know they're victims unless you're blackmailed like the gentleman in that story did. and the problem is once he gets in, he can have hundreds of people he can watch at once. >> thank you. i don't think i'll be opening any e-mails from you any time soon. >> he's not the problem. >> i know. a check of the weather from al. >> a bunch of kids from tucson. a little colder than tucson? >> we're freezing! >> what school is this? >> we've also got a system from the west, a double barrelled system from minneapolis down to tennessee pushing friday across the country through the great lakes and the mid-atlantic and reforming off the northeast
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coast. it will be bringing a lot of snow with it, especially along the great lakes and appalachians and all the way to the blue ridge mountainses, talking anywhere from 3 to 6 inches and lake effect snow could see 6-9 inches in new york state. icing conditions from bowling green to the blue ridge and north carolina area. we're talking significant icing a quarter of inch to half inch of ice and that could bring down power lines, trees and cause massive massive traffic 7:37. mostly cloudy conditions and thick fog in san francisco, we don't have any flight days i'm happy to report that. we do have showers lingering on the radar. not a lot of activity. you might have to use your windshield wipers. you can see the bulk of the moisture pushing into the central valley. highs today comfortable. 62 in santa theresa. 61 degrees in fremont.
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changes arrive as we head through tomorrow. showers to start and the sun will come out for the second half of the day. >> get that weather any time you need it, especially in this kind of weather. weather.com online. savannah. >> all right, al. thank you very much. still ahead, the 9-year-old who landed an historic oscar nomination for her very first movie role. ann curry catches up with quvenzhane wallis. prince harry back in britain this morning with more to say about his tour of duty in afghanistan. s? i thought we might be related, so i had a fiber analysis done and sure enough, we're family. but you're not even shredded. you're...crunchy?! that happens sometimes. and you help keep people full with whole grain fiber? just like you guys. [ female announcer ] they're different, but the same. new frosted mini-wheats crunch. a tasty square packed with a crunch... [ crunch! ] ...of whole grain fiber that helps keep you full. it's a big breakfast... [ crunch! ] ...in new a little biscuit. smile! ohhh bring it in!
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this morning and he's trying to clarify some of the comments he made during his tour of duty in afghanistan. nbc kir seir simmons is in buckingham palace this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. prince harry has faced criticism from his comments about killing the taliban. now, he's back and ainu interview, he's talking about what he's learned. >> it's been great. a hell of an experience. really proud of the guys. >> reporter: prince harry summing up his tour of duty in afghanistan, landing back in the uk, finally able to congratulate william and kate in person. her pregnancy announced while harry was away. >> i'm longing to see my brother and sister-in-law as any other soldier that got off the plane 4 1/2 months away and want to get invited. >> reporter: no doubt fueled by
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criticism of othearlier comment saying he killed taliban fighters perhaps sounding cavalier. >> take a life to save a life. if the people -- if there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guy, then, you know, we'll take them out of the game, i suppose. >> reporter: even compared the deadly weapons in his helicopter with video game control. >> the trigger grip, too, designed for this younger generation, let's put it that wa way. >> with my friends, i like to play, it's quite useful. >> reporter: some in the afghan government complained and asked back home why he was more reflective. >> supporting the afghan people and expected to do things wearing this uniform, put it that way. >> reporter: the simple truth about war is this. >> there's nothing normal about war we've been doing 4 1/2 month, nothing normal about
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what's going on there. in the last day i was there, a 7-year-old girl got shot down by negatives. normality is a very ambiguous thing, if you know what i mean. >> reporter: harry says he is three people, soldier, prince, and the private person. sometimes he admits he forgets himself and the responsibility he always has as a royal. >> now, harry says, as a soldier, he is just one of the guys. he says his dad is always trying to impress upon him to remember he is a prince. this week, we've been left with the impression he still isn't fully comfortable with being a royal. one newspaper even described the soldier prince as at war with himself. >> they have been revealing interviews. thank you very much. we appreciate it. coming up, was beyonce singing after all at the white house inaugural. the tale of the tape. what will they call it now, a price change for the popular win
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back now. 7:47 with the latest on the dust-up or as savannah calls it the kerfucle, whether beyonce was singing at the national anthem. >> it is a category one kerfucle. and some of her friends have spoke up. good morning to you. >> was it a spectacular performance from beyonce knowles or a little bit of both? it was something even the white house press core couldn't resist asking. >> was she lip-syncing or does the president say? >> in the midst of a white house briefing, jay can nip found himself facing questions about
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beyonce. >> did you think she was really going to sing? >> i'm glad you guys are facing important questions of the day here. >> reporter: stars have come to her defense and jennifer lopez on "the daily show" said some situations require prerecorded vocals. >> in some situations they do prerecord things because you will have that terrible slap back. >> reporter: the national anthem is notorious for difficulty prompting some to lip sync. one forgettable example is whitney houston at the 1991 super bowl and jennifer hudson got the same helping hand and queen of soul aretha franklin hit some rough spots as she sang the national anthem in freezie
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ing temperatures. franklin told nbc news if beyonce decided to take no chances in the cold weather she wouldn't blame her for it. >> if it was, i could certainly understand her prerecord iing t assure and guarantee her performance. >> reporter: but to some ears, beyonce's live singing could clearly be heard above the recorded musical tracks at least on this posted by the "wall street journal." >> the bombs bursting in air. >> reporter: a british audio engineer writes on his blog even beyonce's near perfect performance has some variation in sound and volume and wouldn't be the case if she were lip syncing. ♪ the home of the brave the brave ♪ >> sounds good to me. this whole controversy started when the director of the marine
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band reported the singer and the band had used prerecorded tracks, a comment the band spokesperson then backed away from. so far only beyonce and a hand full of other people probably know for sure how much was live and mem or x. the fact she's scheduled to sing at the super bowl in 10 days means millions of americans will be hanging on to every note trying to tell for sure. >> if i were her at the super bowl, i'd stop intentionally in the middle of the song and cough and prove it. >> it may happen. >> thanks so much. coming up, how to handle the marital problems that can arise when one spouse is overweight and the other is not. it can really put a strain on the marriage. >> after your local news. [ malennouncer ] when you're at the corner of "i'm a new parent"
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right now it's 7:56. good morning. i'm jon kelley. hours from right now investigators in the central valley will start excavating a new well in hopes of finding more victims linked to the so-called speed freak killers. the well is located in linden, the same area where another well was excavated earlier this month. previous digs already uncovering victims and investigators say are tied to a 15-year meth fueled killing spree by loren herzog and wesley shermantine. they used a bore and camera to analyze the depth of that site and then excavate the well by hand. a process they say will take several days if not weeks. right now let's check back with in meteorologist christina loren telling us about warmer temps and some rain. >> warmer temps. that's the good news. the rain is slowly dissipating. i set this back three hours just
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to show you how we dried up so rapidly and widen out to show you not a drop of rain over the greater bay area and drizzle generated by thick patches of fog. travel cautiously out there. we'll get to your commute in just a moment. 60 degrees in livermore today. 62 degrees in los gatos and santa cruz. 63 in gilroy. staying nice and comfortable above average for temperatures as we head through friday and saturday. let's check your drive with mike. >> we're talking about fog and mist and drizzle. south 101 slow through the area. the map shows you it slows out of novato. orange shows you where there's thicker fog and that's the case coming out of santa rosa. watch your visibility. i'm also seeing slowdowns for sir francis drake boulevard off 101 westbound over toward college of marin and past that earlier water main break. that repair continues probably a distraction there and it may be slow from san quentin through the area. more slowing for spots in the east bay. south 880 and south 680 typical
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patterns there. >> fog, mist and drizzle sounds like an adele album. be back in one half hour. hope to see you then.
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8:00 now on a thursday morning, it's the 24th of january, 2013. and look at that, a pretty snowy day in washington, d.c. it is the same thing up and down the east coast. a lot of people dealing with bone-chilling temperatures here in new york city. not snowing yet. >> wouldn't that have been great for the inaugural? >> it would have been pretty unless you're standing in it we want to say good morning to the fine, hardy folks still on the plaza to say hello on this beautiful day. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer and al roker. coming up, a lot of couples deal with this issue -- what do you do when one partner is struggling with his or her weight and the other partner is
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thin? it can lead to a lot of conflicts and serious strains in a relationship. coming up we talk to a couple who dealt with it and came through it. they've got quite the story to tell and they'll have some good advice as well. and also ahead in this half hour, ann curry went down to new orleans to catch up with the youngest oscar nominee for best actress ever, 9-year-old quvenzhane wallace. we'll find out how that conversation went when we check in with her. and it's something that parents always are wondering, what are your teens really up to? whether it's their online life, what they do in spring break. we're going to get a reality check from teenagers. about what's really going on in their world. but first, we want to head over to natalie morales for a check of the day's top stories. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, everyone. defense secretary leon panetta is lifting the u.s. military's 20-year ban on women in combat. the decision will eventually open hundreds of thousands of ground combat jobs to women.
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they'll have to volunteer for combat duty. in reality, though, women have often found themselves in combat in iraq and afghanistan. where where more than 150 women have been killed and 800 have been wounded. relief is still several days away for millions of americans shivering in the grip of bitter winter weather, below-freezing temperatures are causing dangerously slick roads and putting the strain on furnaces and waterpipes. in new york city, shelters opened in the wake of hurricane sandy are being reopened as heating senators. senator john kerry is testifying on capitol hill for his senate confirmation hearing for secretary of state. he'll be introduced by outgoing secretary hillary clinton who faced tough questioning by the same foreign relations committee on wednesday. clinton vigorously dwebded her handling of the september terror attack on the u.s. consulate on benghazi, libya and said she took full responsibility. this morning, british officials warned of a specific and imminent threat to westerners in
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benghazi, urging british nationals to leave the city and avoid all travel to libya. the actor who provided the voice of charlie brown in "a charlie brown christmas" and other peanuts specials pleaded not guilty to a stalking and threatening his ex-girlfriend. prosecutors said he had purchased a gun and had practiced at a shooting range. now for a look at what is trending today. a quick roundup of what has you talking online. a parents council is outraged over this super bowl ad featuring kate upton. the group which opposes harmful and negative messages targetsed to children. it reinforces the notion of using sex appeal to getting what you want. the video has attracted three million views in just two days, wonder why. food-related story.
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triggered a feeding frenzy online. trader joe's is hiking price of its two-buck chuck. the price now, $2.49. some are calling it upchuck. mcdonald's will try to boost sales next month with a new tidbit called fish mcbites. and two new jersey men are suing subway claiming it sold them foot-long sandwiches that are about an inch short. and miami heat star lebron james did his best mj at this week's karaoke benefit for the take charge foundation. ♪ i want to rock with you ♪ all night >> the take charge foundation strives to inspire leadership qualities for young people, all of that rocking for a good cause. and as you can hear, no
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lip-syncing there. 8: 04, "now" back over to mat and savannah. he could have used a little prerecorded tracks. >> he'll take his talents to the dance floor. natalie, thank you very much. >> mr. roker standing by on the chilly plaza with a check of the forecast. >> we've got a young lady with a birthday. you're freezing, what's your name? >> mary. >> and it's your 80th? >> i'm 80 years old today. >> you look great. >> you were here last year, right? >> no, you. >> six years ago. >> fantastic. in 20 years you're going to be on willard's smucker's jars, you'll be fantastic. >> you're going to be here. >> let's check your weather, pick city of the day, utica, new york. news channel 2, a little utica club beer. that's, a little cold for that. a little jennie cream ale? remember that? afternoon temperatures, single digits below zero temperatures
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in northern new england. 80s in texas, 70s in florida. 20s and 30s back in the intermountain regions. we're looking at lake-effect snow around, windy conditions along the northeast and new england coast. morning snow leaving the delmarva peninsula and the mid-atlantic states, we're looking at plenty of sunshine, but bitterly cold throughout the 8:vooe 6 on thursday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. still a little overcast of the not going to see a whole lot of sunshine today but temperatures already starting out mild. we'll hit the 60s in some cities. 60 in livermore, 61 san jose and 61 redwood city. a few more showers develop between 2:00 and 6:00 and we'll see a few more showers tomorrow morning keeping that wet pattern, not a lot of rain but wet pattern saturday into sunday as well. and that's your latest
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weather. so nice of you to stay. >> i wouldn't miss this time with you guys. >> taking one for the team. coming up, the heavy toll it can take on a marriage when one partner is overweight and the other is not. we'll talk about it right after these messages. what's so special about mini babybel cheese? it's the tasty -- whoa! [ laughing ] it's the tasty 100% natural little cheese that -- oh, thank you!
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with intimacy. >> pancakes? >> reporter: weight, it can loom large in a relationship, especially when only one-half of the couple is fighting the battle of the budge. in a new study researchers found so-called mixed weight couples where only one person is overweight have more conflict than same weight couples arguing about everything from food choices to fitness to sloppy clothes. >> more anger, more arguing, more resentment. of those mixed weight couples with more conflict where the man was thin and woman was heavy they had the most conflict. >> reporter: like so many, rene watching her weight and doesn't help her husband, adam either whenever he wants. >> he orders a hot dog and he really pushes my button, you want a salad, right, honey? >> for today's internal challenge, i want, too, i want to have what he's having. why can't i?
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more of a strain on me. i get annoyed and he feels badly because he can have whatever he wants. >> reporter: for some couples it goes far beyond minor irritations. added weight can put a strain on riches from sex to communication. for these two, it even interfered with their quality time together before she lost 55 pounds. >> it was stressful because she didn't really want to do a lot of the things we had done before. >> you don't feel like you, you know, look good either to yourself or to your spouse. it really puts a heavy cloud on the things you want to do. >> reporter: alishia says james helped her lose the weight through encouragement, not criticism. >> you have to figure out how you can let your partner help you and not get angry at them. that's the hardest part. if you do it as a team, the person who's overweight feels supported. >> when we cook together, it's more fun together, we make better choices together. >> reporter: shedding pounds and some weight on the relationship.
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>> researchers say they don't know which comes first in a relationship, conflict or weight gain because the cycle often feeds itself when relationship stress leads to eating and more stress. >> thank you. betsy and her husband resolved conflicts in their marriage but not before a lot of frustration. betsy has written a book about it called "finished being fat." good morning to both of you. you are obviously a success story. you lost 75 pounds in ten months. before a lot of that happened, there was a lot of strain in your marriage. can you describe the dynamic? >> yeah. something i also describe in the book i call fat goggles, like beer goggles except with fat. everything revolved around weight, whether i was gaining or losing, what we could eat, do together, whether i would let him touch me because i was
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afraid secretly he was disgusted or not want to go out because he was embarrassed by me. >> on your part, what is a partner supposed to do? you might want to encourage her to eat better or exercise. i can see that might set you off, too, if you're feeling bad. >> it's really difficult. it's really hard to encourage somebody to eat healthier without that coming off as nagging and being -- making her feel worse about her choices. if i'm saying, well j let's skip dessert or maybe we shouldn't order that dessert she's automatically going to feel bad about that and focus on her weight and self-image. >> i know you say you got married during what you call your skinny period and you said you put on some weight by the wedding and put on a whole lot of weight by your five year variance. this got very serious. you contemplated divorce, as i understand it? >> yes. i wanted a way out. i figured maybe if i could
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escape, i could be somebody else because nobody would know me and try again and maybe successful that time. i was tired of feeling unloved and broken and thought maybe that was the way out. >> i know you tried to help along the way and you love your wife, but we're going to out you. you had a couple of sentences i think you said you have not lived down to this day. one time, when she was trying to spice things up, you said, i guess you're one of those people who looks better in clothes. another time, you said, maybe you should wear something different before you go out. we tease you a little bit. it's difficult sometimes to know the right thing to say. >> it's very difficult. yes. the one time in particular i opened my mouth without thinking and regretted it ever since. that was a tough thing with what cloths she would wear because when she was heavier, she didn't feel like dressing up and putting on nice clothes. she wanted to wear things with elastic waistbands and things easier to wear and felt like she
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was hiding the weight when it was maybe making her look worse. >> you guys are a success story. let's give advice here. what is the key piece of advice from your perspective? >> from my perspective, you have to focus on not just on the outside but inside and on that negative little voice that tells you, you can't- -you're fat. no matter what your spouse is or other people may say, i guarantee the person who's heavy says so much worse things to themselves and you need to stop that dialogue. >> from your perspective, what's the best piece of advice? >> i was diagnosed with diabetes and i learned i had to watch what i would eat, too, and that gave me new sympathy for her and ability to relate to some of that and it's better to make those decisions about eating together and not have one person eating all the food. >> it's great to talk to you
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her character faces seemingly n insurmountable odds. a life of poverty in the louisiana bayou, with no mother and father dying and a fierce storm threatens whatever they have. hush puppy must learn to survive on her own. >> some day when i'm gone, you're going to be the last man. you have to learn how to feed yourself. >> apple fritters. >> reporter: dwight has been a baker in new orleans for 30 years. he plays the father in the film and like quvenzhane, he, too, is a first-time actor. >> so the moment you first heard that the first movie you had ever acted in had been nominated for four academy awards, how did you react? >> i was half a slesleep so did really reacted. >> you woke up. >> yes. >> when you woke up and somebody told you -- >> i put on my clothes and then i woke up and then the director and the producers ran into the
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room and they just were yelling and screaming. so i jumped on them. >> what about you, mr. henry? >> it was an unbelievable feeling. like my own daughter got an oscar. >> reporter: quvenzhane said her favorite part of shooting the film was the seafood. we went out for louisiana style crawfish. >> what you do is you take off the head. >> reporter: take off the head. okay, twist it. oh, i didn't do very well. okay. oh! okay. >> you didn't do it right? >> no, i didn't do it right. >> put that down. >> reporter: like a true louisiana native, quvenzhane says she can eat five pounds of crawfish. >> oh, that was good. >> reporter: it took a while before i finally got my first bite. that's delicious. i'm amazed. i'm so glad i learned this from you. i would have had no idea. >> louisiana style. >> reporter: louisiana style. her future is as bright as her
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personality. even as her film stands as a lesson in fortitude and she takes her place in history, she reminds us, too, she is still a 9-year-old, much like any other. >> i like disney channel music and i like justin bieber's song "boyfriend." i like skyscraper and i like demi lovato and celine gomez and beyonce. i think that's it. >> sing a line for me from the song you love. >> i got one. >> reporter: go ahead. >> i like to be everything you are hey girl ♪ ♪ let me talk to you if i was your boyfriend i never let you go never let you go ♪ >> well done. you are a triple threat, it sounds like. >> i guess. >> you know what that is? >> yes. that means you do three things and try to do it at once, like a 3-1 shampoo.
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>> is that what you are? is that what you are? >> i'm a three in one. >> a triple threat. >> triple threat. >> yes, she is. >> she is. >> she's adorable. >> you can see more of ann's conversation with her tonight on "rock center" with brian williams at 10:00 and 9:00 central time on nbc. we've been talking about al's big moment at the inauguration. last night, jay leno had a look. >> this is interesting, ""inside edition"" profiled this secret service agent that worked at the inauguration and works with the president. here's the story. >> she's one of the women part of the president's security detail. >> reporter: she's the woman who seemed to be everywhere at the inauguration. here she is steps behind the first family and shadowing the president and michelle and here after al roker sidetracked the
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vice president and president during the parade. >> oh. snapped his neck! >> it snapped back very nicely. i shook it off. >> i'll give you an hour to stop that. >> very cuete. >> meanwhile, look who's here. meredith with kathie lee. good morning. >> we have a lot coming up. >> for instance? >> that is terrible. >> it's obviously 8:20. >> we are going to do a cosmetic procedure. i guess you could call it that, on meredith, at the top of the show. this is a good one worth watching. it will affect a lot of women who have the exact same issue. >> you want to tell us about it? >> we can't. i'm still a little nervous about it but i will do it. >> she's going to go through with it. >> you're not that good an actres actress. >> i'm an excellent actress. >> the "sex and the city," the
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star -- >> the kerry diary. >> "sex and the city." >> we will also have our ambush makeover and combed the crowd and have a couple of ladies, as we speak. >> you make me laugh. i'm sorry. that could be fun. the fourth hour of the "today" show with meredith and hoda. coming up, how to retire the cheapskate way.
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good thursday morning to you. 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a limo driver is dead after a bizarre accident that left him pinned between his limo and a parked car in san francisco. the driver got stuck while trying to stop his limo from rolling down a hill near post and taylor streets earlier this week. he late died at a nearby hospital. police are still trying to figure out why the limo was rolling downhill in the first place. a little bit of problem with the morning commute. let's check in with mike. >> a lot of buzz about train 221 for caltrain. it was held up almost 45 minutes. let me take you to the graphic. it is now moving. i didn't have time to update that but the police activity has
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just completed. actually we got word from the san mateo county sheriff's department who has jurisdiction. they said there was an unruly passenger on the train. vta, san transno delays. pretty typical pattern here. 880 jamming up just north of the coliseum. nothing unusual about that. low clouds is an issue around the bay, laura. >> we'll check your forecast on our next local news update coming up in half an hour. in the meantime, enjoy your hazy bay area morning.
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830 :30 on a thursday morni the 24th of january, 2013. on the plaza this morning, appreciate it, a chilly morning in the northeast, i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker and natalie morales. and we showed you that fire at the warehouse and the fireman
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tried to put it out with water and basically encased the entire building in ice. >> it is now rekindled, firefighters are back on the scene. the danger now because of the weight of all that ice on this five and six story warehouse, the walls are starting to collapse. they were going to bring in wrecking crews to take this thing down. now, it's on fire again and this is a very very dangerous volatile situation going on now, courtesy of the chopper television station in chicago. >> we'll keep track of that story. on a really chilly day towi swih gears here. what would be great is a hot piping bowl of soup. we're in luck because we have a chef upstairs to cook us two different kinds of soup and good ingredients. also, if you are a parent of a teen in light of the manti te'o story recently, do you know
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who your teen's friends are online and should you let them go on a trip without adult supervision. we have interesting results and will talk about them with a panel of teens coming up. >> basically, the parents say no and teens say yes. if you don't think you're saving enough for a comfortable retirement, we will get advice from an ultimate cheapskate and if you're having relationship problems or deficiting apart from your best friend or other matters, we have advice for you. >> how about a check on the weather. >> it's already cold in the northeast and midwest and mid-atlantic states. tomorrow, we're looking at significant icing in the mid-atlantic and ohio river valley and rain in the south and snow from the gaiks areat lakes shower expand in the rockies and lake-effect snow in the great lakes, frigid in the northeast . rain in the pacific northwest. more icing in illinois, and wet
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weather on the coast and it will remain frigid although nice and you've got to love waking up in california. 8:33 now. taking a live look, this is sunol. we're actually starting to see the clouds break apart just a touch. we'll see limited sunshine for today, but nonetheless we started out so mild temperatures will easily hit the 60s. 63 in gilroy, 62 in santa cruz, right around 60 in san francisco and 59 degrees in oakland today. as we get into the weekend, we're going to keep a very slight chance for showers in the mix saturday, sunday and for the first part of monday. then we'll clear you out tuesday into wednesday. lots of sunshine on the way. we have nice friends here. what's your name? >> autumn. >> autumn. where are you guys from? >> lake placid, new york. >> that's a little chilly up there anyway, you're used to this? having a good time? thanks for being here. good to see you. let's head to washington
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d.c. where uncle willie is holding court. >> here we are at the national gallery of arts ice skating ring. beautiful people, lovely. a little chilly this morning. heaven birthday from smucker's, enjoy biscuits and smucker's jam and you won't worry about the cold weather. here is willard hanson from largo, florida, 100 years old today, avid collector and get out and collect it and have fun with it. then we have ruby ruby, don't take your love to town, ruby williams, pretty lady from greenland from the state of arkansas, 108 years old. and her secret to longevity is have a good heart. and this is andy vireno, 100 years old today and loves to play golf and very active in his community. here's the lovely marie frevert,
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from iowa, make a lot of stuff out there. 109 years old today. she managed a farm for many many years, she says eat healthy and you'll live forever. she is living proof. this is waldo. we finally found waldo. waldo anderson, handsome devil. started several drive-ins a few years ago, made a good living at it, watches football and one of our good friends. can't beat that. hi, ruth moffett, miami, florida, 100 years ago today. she is a really big fan of newspapers, reads them every time she gets a chance. s she's got books all over her house. can't beat that. now, speaking of all over your house, i hope you have tvs on for the "today" show. >> thank you very much. coming up, the ultimate cheapskate has tips on happier and earlier retirement.
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first, this is "today"
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back now, 8:38. with a tough economy, people are pinching pennies just to get by. according to the self-proclaimed ultimate cheapskate, there's another benefit. being cheap might lead you to a better earlier happier retirement, his book is how to retire the cheapskate way. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, happy 2013. the year of the cheapskate. >> is it? for you, every year is the year of the cheapskate, right? >> right. >> let's talk about you say right off the bat this is not a get rich quick book, how to be happy with what you have. >> i don't write books how to get rich and how to get happy perhaps with what you already have and when you look at people's retirement dreams and
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expectations. >> talking about retirement, one of your cheapskate principles, as you say, help us live within our 3450emeans but below our me >> it's inextricably important. only about 30% of americans do that including my cheapskates and allows you to live below your means on a 45% basis and allows you to avoid risky last minute investing schemes to maximize your returns. >> the basic idea is do things the cheapskate way and put that money towards your own retirement. >> become your own cfo, chief frugal officer. you interviewed some of your cheapskates and pretty proud of some of the things they've done. this is stacy, a single mom. here's what she had to say. >> hi. i'm stacy barnett from illinois and i am a cheapskate. one of the things i was spending
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the most money on was beauty products. so i started doing some research online and found not only great cheap products but also products that you can make at home. it saved me so much money. >> stacy has a great story. she worked her way out of i think $165,000 worth of debt. what is she doing right? she did. the important thing about stacy's story is she's finding little incremental ways to save on things that add up over time. do you know if you live close enough to where you work, could washing everyd walk everyday, over the course of your career you'd save half a million dollars during the course of your career and have a great looking pair of legs. >> and before you retire yourself, let's listen to what this family had to say. >> hey, we're jonathan and sherry from jackson, mississippi. >> our retirement plans include being 100% debt free including
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our house by the age of 40, only four years away and understand how easy it would be to enjoy retirement to the fullest without a big house payment over our head es. we also have ap joint checking account to pay our utilities but use cash for everything including groceries. >> they are superstars. can you really expect to pay off your house before you retire? >> amen. according to the cheapskates unless you're debt-free, you're really not qualified to retire and how to keep debt out of our lives on an ongoing basis the average adult will spend $600,000 of interest in their lifetime. the cheap skates are spending a fraction of that and live by the rule, if you can't afford it now you simply can't afford it. >> let's hear about this family's experience. >> hi. i'm dan, am in 69. i'm liz, age 65. >> we built and accessory dwelling unit underneath our
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house, about 900 square feet and a 400 square foot guest cottage. with a regular house on top. i'm building a food garden all around our lot and going to can and freeze and dry food, so i am hoping that we can grow most of it right where we live. >> so they're pretty special, they're growing their own food. >> first, i have to say, i have a great case of mustache envy with that guy. they're using their time in l liz's case to raise food that supplements their budget because it is a passion for them as much to occupy their time as to populate their bank account. the other great lesson is they're leveraging their home to create a rental unit that will provide additional income in retireme retirement. >> great ideas. thank you so much. >> stay cheap. >> the book is called how to retire the cheapskate way. coming next, teens' p
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perspective on the
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this morning on "today's" parenting what you need to know about your teens. we posted a survey on some hot button topics on today.com. it hit a nerve. tens of thousands of people responded snochltd he responded. here to talk about results. host and psychologist, jennifer and two teens. let's talk about this manti te'o story. a lot of people are talking about this. here's a guy who apparently had a relationship he built with a girl he thought was real online and eventually got to the point he called her his girlfriend. there's a lot of other facts to the story. we don't have time for those right now. i think what a lot of parents, lucy, are trying to get their arms around is could their teen have a relationship with someone
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online and get to the point where they feel romantically link to that person even though they've never met that person? >> teens in our generation are so used to the internet and grew up in live chat rooms, talking to strangers meeting people our parents probably tell us to stay away from. as teens, you know, we're so used to that, that euroing i dok it's at all strange. >> this doesn't shock you that this guy thought he had a girlfriend and never met her. >> unfortunately, no. >> sam. >> what's different about our generation we don't group online relationships and interpersonal relationships differently and think they're the same thing. we talk to someone online, text th them, e -mail them. >> talking about a girlfriend. would either of you label someone online a girlfriend or boyfriend you never met in person? >> absolutely not.
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>> one thing i say with manti te'o one thing he differe differentiated. he forget the personal part. >> we wouldn't do that. >> the dismiss that. >> i will bring you in, in a second, doctor. we asked our viewer, more than 25,000 responded. are you surprised someone can develop an emotional relationship with someone online, 76% said now and 24% said yes. >> their generation doesn't know life without the internet, texting, facebooking, this is how friendships and relations p relationshirelationshi relationships develop, you and i know getting on the phone and face to face interaction and that's what's getting missed in all of this and where manti te'o left off. guess i have a different definition friending someone and becoming someone's friend. >> with teenagers, you guys are
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texting, communicating, not talking on the phone, conversation often is texts back and forth, not on the phone conversation. >> what's the take away for parents on this? what do they need to know? >> we use facebook and other social media sites, instagram, p pinterest and twitter people we don't know. >> a lot of conversations around dinner tables the next couple of weeks, teenagers going to their parents saying i think i'm ready. i would like you to let me go away with my friends on a spring break trip, no parental supervision. how should you talk to your parents about this and how should parents deal with their teens? >> one common thread, when kids get in lots of trouble or too drunk, go to the hospital, parents are never involved, never communicating with these kids. if you do decide to let your kid go on a spring break trip i wouldn't necessarily advise, if you do decide, make sure you're in contact with them and texting
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them and calling them and know where they are. >> there are ground rules, you will call me three times a day or reachable three times a day. >> exactly, set these ground rules. keep in mind, i don't think there's a set age or set grade a parent will say this is a time you can go on spring break without your family. it's kind of a family decision. you should talk about it. my friends and i sort of organized this and we decided to compromise. my girlfriends and i went on a trip with our 340moms. >> 93% who responded to our survey said, yes. parents need to set ground rules. is a negotiations appropriate here, doc? >> sure. you have two teenagers basically saying we want the rules. everybody knows what the expectations are going in is what's important. how often do they have to call? what is the expectation of their behavior. >> zero alcohol tolerance policy. >> great to put on the table. how can you enforce that if you're not there. if you know alcohol is going to be present, faulk about how to
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do it and use it smartly. >> lucy, you had a good point, talked to our producer, look to see how your child or teenager behaves on the weekend that's kind of how they behave on spring break. >> if your child is coming home every weekend drunk, causing trouble in the town, misbehaving, that's how they're on spring break. if they're behaving, listen to what you say, follow curfew, you kind of have to trust that's how they will be in mexico. >> if you have a responsible kid, they will be responsible wherever. >> thank you. good information for parents and teens. appreciate it very much. up next, some homemade soups to warm you up on a frigid day like the one we're having in the northeast. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now, 8:52. this morning in "today's" kitchen, what's on the menu, hea hearty soup, just what we need on this cold day. a a people are intimidated about soup and think it takes all day. >> it's a great weekend activity and the key is using canned beans. >> i can't believe it from bon appetite, we can use canned beans? >> today we are. >> it's one stop shopping and go
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to the grocery store and use two different soups? >> sure. absolutely. one of the things about beans, they take on any flavor you give the them. >> tell us about this recipe. >> this is in the skillet and you can slice this out. you pull this out. >> you're just browning it or cooking it? >> cooking and stir it at the end and thyme and garlic, nice and fragrant. it's really as simple as putting in some can ned beans. you rinse them off. you know how they come in that liquid. rinse it off. >> sure. i'm always making beans. >> they come in liquid. then some beans and chicken broth. this is so super simple. a lot of this you keep in your pantry.
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there are amazing white beans, on the weekend, put them in water overnight but you don't have time during the week. >> could you use any sausage you wanted. >> i add spice to it. this is for fresh chorizo. the spanish one is skinnier, has more flavor in terms of that spice. this is like garlic and chiles. you can use i ttalian sausage a the one thing about sausage someone else did the work putting in all the flavor. >> i like it. you have simmering over here. >> exactly. baby spinach from the supermarket. you fold that in and that chorizo you sliced up, dump it right in. >> sure. >> this will wilt down pretty quickly. this is more of a stew than soup, i guess. it's healthy. you have your veg, beans and
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meat and all-in-one skillet. not too much to clean up. i feel like you could handle this. >> i actually feel i could handle this, shockingly. how long do you cook this? >> just until the spinach wilts down which is happening particularly slowly right now. spoon it into bowls. this looks more like a salad than a soup. >> we can wait. >> trust me on this. >> i do. i totally trust you. you have another recipe, we won't go through the whole process, basically, you're using the same white beans. >> the same white beans again. if you don't eat meat and feeling lighter, onion and celery and garlic and canned tomato and fresh tomatoes and white beans. for the last 10 minutes, put in soup pasta, which have amazing names. farfilini. >> you had me at farfilini. and the gang is here. i don't think it's terribly
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intimidating. i will make some soup tonight. thank you so much. coming up, we have some interesting topics, cooking. for "today's" take three. did you see when serena williams smashed her racket? >> it happens. >> in the heat of the moment. >> ever smash your golf club? >> no. first, your local news and weather. good morning to you. 8:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. governor jerry brown's state of the state address starts in just a few minutes. the speech is expected to be ambitious and optimistic. for the first time in a decade, california is beginning the fiscal year in the black instead of facing a deficit. coming up on our 11:00 newscast, we'll have a live report from sacramento, one to watch. also watching the forecast.
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we'll leave that to meteorologist christina loren. >> hey, good morning to you, laura. good morning to you at home. unsettled weather the next few days means you might get caught under a light shower or two but we're not expecting anything heavy. don't cancel your outdoor plans, just count on slick conditions for the morning drive. tomorrow morning we'll see a few more showers and clear you out at the start of next week. hope you have a fantastic day.
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back with more on today on this thursday morning, the 24th day of january, 2013. nice to see heart and souls out there on the plaza braving another cold day. mostly jason kennedy. >> the fan club. >> exactly. >> so nice. >> three who showed up. inside studio 1a i am willie geist with savannah, al, and natalie morales. right to today's take 3. take one, hillary clinton on capitol hill yesterday testifying before air senate panel about the attacks in benghazi, libya, september 11th of this year, highly charged afternoon. a lot of emotion on both sides
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from the questioners and secretary clinton herself. let's watch. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> so obviously getting emotional there talking about >> so obviously, getting emotional there, talking about the families and the people that didn't come home, the four of them. some people have zeroed in on the emotion, probably should be more focused on the content of the hearings. but people asking the question not just of hillary clinton, but of public figures, what it means to cry in public, whether or not that's a good idea. >> well, and this is very personal, as she said. you know, these are people that she knew well and, you know, i think, it's a tough decision to be in, if she was speaking passionately about, you know, that heat of the moment and
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also, you know, i think she just lost those people, so that was true emotion. >> i think it's probably not as much a stigma anymore, for public figures crying from time to time. this is not someone crying all the time. this is probably the most emotional we'll ever seen her. john boehner, the speaker of the house, has been known to cry and get emotional quite a bit. i don't know if it's -- i think it used to be more of an issue when somebody would show the that kind of emotion. >> and it depends on the situation. when president obama was talking about the tragedy in connecticut, this is a man who's a father, and, you know, and the leader of our country. you know, to see that emotion, i don't think there's anything wrong with that. >> i don't think it's a problem when it comes from a place of sinceri sincerity. when it's political and calculated, that's when it brings us to some problems. jason, somebody does something wrong, they do the mandatory sit-down interview, they show tears, they think by becoming a little bit more vulnerable, opening themselves up, maybe the public will forgive them.
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>> i thought back to 2007, right after kanye west lost his mother, he was in paris, he decided to go on with the concert, go on stage, and he could not get through the song at all. literally, he left the stage for 10 to 15 minutes. so it was a very emotional moment and understandably so for him. and chris brown at the b.e.t. rewards, he lost it, but chris had gone through a lot before that performance, so maybe he was thinking about his past. but i like it. you can relate to people more when you see that side of them. >> what about people who are seeking forgiveness. let's take lance armstrong sitting down with oprah. he knew he had to show that he was sorry in some way. that it impacted him, that it hurt him, that he knows he hurt other people. does he think going into that, i better have a crying moment. or am i too cynical? >> i just think if i go in, thinking i better manufacture some emotion for public consumption, it's probably not going to go well.
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>> it's like that broadcast news moment, right, when he turns the camera on himself and he has the crocodile tears coming down. people know when it's real and when it's not real. and i think in hillary clinton's case, it was very much real. >> well, some very real emotion at the australian open yesterday. 15-time grand slam singles champ serena williams was faces off against this new sensation, american 19-year-old sloan stevens. more on her in a minute. sloan defeated serena williams, and in the of the match, serena showing frustration, after a changeover, slamming her racket down. >> not once. >> making sure she broke it, and then firing it toward the bench. some people say bad sportsmanship, and others say, i think i agree with this side, she was competitive, she was mad at herself, she wasn't throwing it at her opponent, she wasn't showing up her opponent. what do you think? >> and we've seen this before. >> john mcenroe. >> he had throw it at the judge. >> i don't know. i mean, i love tennis, it's my
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favorite sport, i love serena. i don't think it's great sportsmanship, but it's not that i don't understand or can't relate to. you know, tennis, the words that come out of my mouth, it's very frustrating. >> sometimes i thought about, if i were a professional tennis player, they could never do a tight shot on my face, because you could read my lips and all the curse words that are like flowing. because it's so frustrating. i can relate, but i wish that she hadn't, because it's a real exciting moment for this young player, who was able to defeat her idol. >> and she didn't curse. serena didn't curse. she just slammed her racket. she was going through it. she'd hurt her back, she lost her serve, she was limping, and it didn't bother me at all. >> it was not like she was lip syncing the serve. >> these are really competitive folks. that's how they get to be so good. i get that. i understand that. >> she has had a moment in the past where she offered to do something with a tennis ball to the line judge. she has had her moments. >> i think they've all had hair moments. when you play competitive
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sports. >> when you're a golfer, you're attempted to throw that club. >> fifth grade, broke it over a tree, dad did not buy me a new one. >> you learned your lesson. >> a little happier sports story for our take three, great sportsmanship story here. talking about a spanish runner, had a chance to win a big cross-country race, but he chose to do the right thing instead. here's what happened. he was in second place behind the man you see in front there, kenyan athlete, the kenyan athlete mistakenly stopped because he thought the race had ended, ten meters sooner than it actually did, and if you look there, he did the right thing, he slowed up, told that the race had ten more peters to go, and let him win. he told a newspaper, quote, i did not deserve to win it, i did what i had to do, he was the rightful winner. i guess we all hope we would do the same thing in that position. >> i would not do the same thing. if it was a charity event, that's one thing -- >> you're a terrible person. you broke your golf club, what else. >> if it's a charity event,
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that's one thing. but if you are competing and stuff, i would run by him and say, hey, it's still going on, buddy, you've got to keep going this way, but i would blow right by the guy. >> run backwards and taunt him a little bit? >> ryan seacrest, take note, you know, jason's behind you. >> just trying to be honest. >> i think, it is a tough call. because it is -- you know, most likely, there's a big prize at the end, i mean, some big award. >> if it was the olympics, would you honestly do that, you guys? >> would we honestly be even there? >> yeah. >> let's get with reality. >> she's not going to do professional tennis. >> but look at this, we are questioning -- >> i think it's nice. >> someone doing the right thing. >> only jason is. >> he's great. i just said i wouldn't do it. >> okay. all right. so we know, you're a horrible -- >> that worked out great. you're a bad guy, jason, but we love you anyway. >> okay, you can come back.
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now a quick check of the headlines. >> in the news this morning, a major change coming to the military, today, defense secretary leon panetta is lifting the ban on women serving in combat. with the decision, more than 250,000 ground combat jobs will be opened up for women. women will have to volunteer for combat duty, and to meet the same physical standards as men. but women have already been putting their lives on the line in dangerous war zones for years. more than 150 women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. more bone-chilling temperatures today from the upper midwest to the northeast. they fell as low as 33 below this morning in international falls, minnesota, and 31 below in saranac lake, new york. one ski resort in new hampshire actually closed on wednesday because of a windchill of 48 below. the bitter cold extends over much of the nation from the northern plains to new england. the forecasters, like al, expect the deep freeze to ease by sunday in the midwest and by monday in the northeast. right, al?
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we'll get to that forecast in a bit. meanwhile, north korea is warning that it's set to conduct another nuclear test in defiance of u.n. condemnation. north korea is also saying its long range rockets can carry not only satellites, but also warheads that could strike the u.s. the u.s. says such a test would be a mistake and would increase tensions on the korean peninsula. well, this morning, confirmation hearings start for senator john kerry as secretary of state with outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton introducing him. kerry is expected to win easy approval. a new study finds that women have caught up with men when it comes to the risk of dying from smoking-related illnesses. it also finds women who smoke today have a much higher risk of dying from lung cancer than they did in the past, because many of the women start younger and smoke more. and while the risk of lung cancer has leveled off for men, it is still going up for women. the study is out today in the
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"new england journal of medicine." and a famous line from the movie "the princess bride" made some airline passengers in australia a bit jittery this week. on a flight to new zealand, a passenger was asked to change his shirt, quoting the famous line, "you killed my father, prepare to die." you all know that line. well, passengers apparently felt threatened and they complained, but mullen said he had nothing else to wear. the matter was dropped, but how anyone could dispute "the princess bride" reference, is to quote a line, help me out here, inconceivable! you have to do it with the lisp. >> why was he wearing the shirt again? >> he had nothing else to where. >> you're a die-hard fan. even have the t-shirt to wear it. how about a look at the weather?
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>> i love it when a plan comes together. >> see. >> no threat there, though. >> no threat. let's see what we've got for you as far as today is concerned. it is cold. saranac lake, 30 below. it's a little thermometer. not a piece of bacon, it's a thermometer that's shivering. you can see these current temperatures, 14 new york city, 12 in hartford, 10 in nantucket. as we look at high temperatures today, that jet stream way down to the south. it's coldest far south in parts of cincinnati. and we won't see any relief until monday, when the jet stream finally moves up to the north and temperatures warm up into the low to mid-30s. 9:11 on a thursday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look at an overcast sky over the bay bridge toll plaza. we still have showers but only down between morgan hill and gilroy along 101. you might find slick conditions. you can see most of the bay area nice and dry. we'll see a few more showers as we head throughout this evening and temperatures will be mild.
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it's really mild out there right now. 60 inland today, 60 bayside. at the coast 58 degrees. a few showers tomorrow morning an then over the weekend unsettled weather continues. that's your latest weather. >> thanks very much. we should point out jason kennedy's fan club has grown to eight. >> my fans grow. >> over there. >> and the bad sportsmanship has paid off, apparently. all right, jason, we'll see you. still ahead, we have a lot lined up for you at this hour. therapists and beauty at any age and the as seen on tv exercise products. does the shake weight really work? there she goes again. shine stn: a lipstain and so much more l'oreal's innovative formula delivers lasting color like a lipstain with 30% water it's the wet look for my lips.
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we invited you to write in to ask your most pressing question for today's ask the therapist. boy, did you, joining me with our psychologist, debbie. thanks for joining us. our first question is from rose, she writes ever since my husband got a smartphone two years ago and discovered netflix, he has a very bad habit of watching on his phone in bed. he can basically do that for hours. this has taken a toll on our marriage. he feels i shouldn't "control" him. i feel that his phone obsession is controlling our relationship. please help. this is a problem a lot of people have. if you can go all day on that iphone, how do you separate your life from the real life. >> this is not an iphone technology because we all love our blackberries and iphones and doesn't necessarily get in the way of the couple. this is really a couple issue
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and she's talking about him being controlled and she needs to understand she may be putting something out to control him. short term, i would tell her to back off and stop nagging him. >> you're putting this on her. to me, this guy has to stop doing this and put it on the tv so they can both watch it. >> i'm not putting it on her and instead of nagging him, say i miss you or desire you. really, this would be a bigger couple issue. i would recommend this couple sit down with a good therapist and find out what's going on in your marriage. you love your iphone but i'm sure if you're in bed with your wife, you want to hang out with your wife. >> hopefully. >> this comes from michelle. she writes my best friends is single and wants to borrow my husband for a family wedding she wants to attend. i implicitcy trust both of them but it still bothers me. does that make me a terrible wife and friend.
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to this i ask, who asks to borrow a husband? sn>> you're not a single woman d if you can't find a date and feel terrible going by yourself. if you're really close, you may ask the person's husband. what i say to michelle, first of all, if she says she im plplici trusts them and bothered, that might be dissident. she may not trust them as much as she did or may come into trust issues she never knew she had or maybe not feeling good about herself and insecurity. i will say if she's uncomfortable say no and set that boundary. >> i hope this doesn't become a trend. i don't want to be loaned out to any weddings. >> this is from amy. i'm a 43-year-old woman and i've had the best friend since middle school. over the past few years our lives have taken us down a different career. i single and dating with a demanding career. these days it feels forced and awkward when we see each other.
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should i maintain this friendship or accept the fact we've grown apart. how do you tell a life-long friend it's time to end it? >> when one is single and the other is married, it becomes much more difficult. first, there's nothing like an old friend, it's history and family. first, you have to have an open conversation and see if there was something that happened over the years that wasn't discussed you kcan get rid of the awkwardness. if you can't, have an honest conversation, you can't stay friends with everyone because of history. try to hold on first and then let them go through honesty and communication. >> a tough conversation to have. >> it is. >> our next conversation how do i resolve dispute with a friend and co-worker of 19 years, a mutual friend embellished a conversation we had about her and she overreacted. i reached out three times now and asking to discuss this situation and receiveded a no
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from her. do i forget this friendship? i still have to work with her and she's making life there unplegssant. >> this is different than a life-long friend. she's taking ownership of the conversation. maybe it was embellished, she did have the conversation. she said she reached out. we can only do what we can do and mind our own store. she can't change this other co-worker's mind. she needs to rise above and get rid of the drama and be professional and try to be friends. >> this is really sticky. thanks for talking about this on lo loner husbands and much more. >> tv exercise gear, does it really work? coming up. be true. hi. john stamos. enchanté this is too good to be true. dannon oikos non-fat yogurt... delicious yet healthy. sounds too good to be true. there are things that are too good to be true...
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[ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. good morning to you. it's 9:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. new this morning, senator dianne feinstein unveiling a new bill that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips nationwide. the bill strengthens her expired 1994 ban by banning the sale, transfer and manufacturing of about 150 guns, including certain rifles, handguns and shotguns fitted for detachable magazines. guns having one military characteristic would also be banned. >> together we are introducing lentiling legislation to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families.
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>> feinstein first got involved in gun control when san francisco mayor george must say coney and harvey melk were killed by former city supervisor dan white. we're going to take a quick break but have a look at weather and traffic right after this.
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welcome back. the time is 9:28. we still have pretty thick fog out there this morning but the shower activity has subsided. in fact the only showers we're tracking right now are priemostn the south bay. we'll check on your drive with mike. he is standing by. i want to show you the general nature. we are clearing out nicely. a few showers but 62 in saenlt teresa and 61 in beautiful downtown san jose. not too bad temperaturewise. even tomorrow holding on to the mid-60s. then temperatures tumble saturday to sunday, keeping showers in the forecast. let's check your drive with mike. >> all right, the visibility you show anything over two miles not a problem as far as seeing on the roads, but seeing the roads from our cameras, a little haze
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there. slow south 880 through fremont. the map shows you the same thing for 680 heading down towards mission. northbound through the san jose area still slow from 101 and 880. look at palo alto, the peninsula just clearing up as the accident cleared from the southbound side at university and here's the north bay with southbound slowing, fog as well as a little drizzle there, laura. back to you. >> thank you very much. governor jerry brown is giving his state of the state address right now. these are live pictures. we are monitoring it from the state capitol. we'll have the very latest in our next cut-in and also complete coverage on our 11:00 a.m. newscast this morning.
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this is kind of interesting, "inside edition" profiled this secret service agent that worked the inauguration, works with the president. here's the story. >> she's one of the women part of the president's security detail. >> she's the woman who seemed to be everywhere during the inauguration. hereshy is just steps behind the first family. here she is shadowing the president and michelle. here she is, after al roker sidetracked vice president biden during the parade. >> oh, snapped his neck! that left a mark. >> jay leno and his merry band of videographers having a little fun last night on "the tonight show." >> we always ask, how do they do
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that? amazing. >> even when you watch it in slow motion, it's still pretty impressive. >> which we can do again, by the way. >> and again and again. >> came at you hard. >> wow! >> snapped the neck! >> sit worth to the shout. >> it is. i'm willie geist alongside al and natalie. coming up, the teen phenom that beat serena williams. sloane s sloane stephens 19 years old and we'll have a look at her story ahead. beauty, as your body evolves, so should your beauty routine and products in your 30s, 40s and 50s. guy, you, too, need to evolve. >> yeah. w who's ever bought one of those fitness things you see on tv? >> yeah. >> you have?
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which one? >> the little chopper thing. >> that's not fitness. >> i guess if you do enough of them, it's a workout. >> this is what happens. >> janet leberman was wondering and puts some to the test. we'll give it a try, too. >> careful, she has heels on, oh, boy, okay. are you stuck in a bit of a rut? want a new romance, new job? we'll shake things up and head to today.com and tell us in 200 words or less what area of your life you want to change and we may feature you. mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> let's head to the weekend and tomorrow we will have snow in the atlantic states and northeast and dangerous icy conditions in the appalachians, wet weather in this south and more wet weather in the southwest pacific northwest. for saturday, rain in the southwest, snow in the rockies, windy conditions, frigid in new
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england, lake-effect snow in the great lake, sunday-sunday we look for more rain in the ohio and mississippi river valley, pacific northwest and extreme southwest nice and warm from the texas gulf to the florida gulf coast. the sunshine continues into the northeast and new england with bi well, we don't have the sunshine, but we do have mild temperatures. good morning, i'll meteorologist christina loren showing you a live picture of the bay bridge. san francisco bay, mostly cloudy conditions. clouds are layered up and pretty thick out there. it's going to be mostly cloudy for today. 63 in livermore, 63 in gilroy. your temperatures not too bad at all. 61 in san jose and 62 in los gatos. most of the showers have subsided for the time being. we're going to see another wave of moisture between 2:00 and 4:00. have the umbrella handy for today. in the weekend temperatures tumble and we keep that unsettled pattern going. your latest weather. >> al, thank you. the tennis world has been buzzing about newly minted tennis teen sloane stephens
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after she unexpectedly beat one of the best players at the australian open. >> reporter: the shock iing results came at the australian open when sloane stephens beat her idol toppling the 15 time grand slam. >> i was looking, do they really have to read all-hour championship? really? >> reporter: after the first set, williams injured her back, the injury and growing frus stwrags taken out on her racket. but the poster she grew up with serena in her bedroom was relentless. >> you fight and get every ball back. i was nervous and then i said, forget, i might as well just go for it. >> reporter: when it was over, stevens seemed momentarily stunned she pulled it off. >> i'm in the semis of the grand slam. whoa. >> proving she is a typical teenager, stephens reached for her phone.
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>> i couldn't reach my mom and called my brother and he couldn't even talk, freaking out. i said, okay, where's mom? okay, never mind, bye. i got 213 on this one and my mom's going to be like, my god, your phone bill. >> raised by her divorced mother, stephens' father was nfl player john stephens. he died in a car accident three years ago and she keeps a photo of them on her twitter page. an avid tweeter, stephens winning ways more than tripled her followers with celebrities like shaquille o'neal posting when you defeat a legend you become a legend. singer john legend tweeting, i was so proud. >> i want john legend to sing at my wedding, i was like, oh, my god, he tweeted me, what will i do. >> the cinderella at the stef fence story will have to wait, just moments ago she lost the semifinal with azarenka. while she lost the match, she has clearly won a place on the tennis world stage.
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>> not to mention a lot of people's hearts. after beating williams, stephens joked she'd be putting up a new tennis poster in her room right up next to serena. and one with her own picture. >> that is such a cool moment not only to compete against your idol but to defeat them. >> kobe bryant used to say it was weird to walk on the same floor as michael jordan, the man he modeled himself against. next, top beauty products for every age. eggo waffles are y to get your family together for breakfast. in fact, they might work too well. [ ding! ] [ shuffling, scooting ] [ clears throat ] [ children laugh ] [ female announcer ] golden, crispy outside. warm and fluffy inside. we are one good-looking family. [ children laugh ] [ female announcer ] eggo waffles. simply delicious.
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this morning on "today's" beauty. skin products that match your age. the editor at large for shape magazine. good morning. >> as we get older, the routines have to change as well. you're in your 30s. you have nothing to worry about. there are some things you have to be concerned with starting with your skin, right? >> absolutely. in your 30s the wrinkles around your eyes and this one repairs the wrinkles and lifts the skin so there's no more sagging. >> what about skin problems, is
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this a good one. >> thankfully you don't need to use it at this stage in your life. this is from aveeno, ageless and has s pf30 and use it no matter your abge. >> time to sperexperiment and b bold with colors and new things. >> this great line with color and have a lot of fun and wear whatever color you want. i'm wearing this reptile nail polish, a snake skin pattern and you can have fun and make your skin a fashion accessory. >> it takes a magnet over the top. >> let's get to the 40s, this is my decade, a lot of talk about the bb cream and for the 40s, you should think about the cc cream. what does that mean? >> cc stand for color and correction. in your 40s, there's
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pigmentation and this is total effects and what it does is similar to bb and color correction and long-time anti-aging benefits. >> it has different colors in it. >> yes and it's good for anti-aging. >> and we have to think about lines and wrinkles. >> exactly. sun damage becomes big and wrinkles apparent. you want to use a product that has retinol, like this one from roc. it is great and repairs these deep wrinkles. don't forget it has a primer and you do have lines and need to smooth out your skin. >> sounds like a construction project, put the primer on and spackle. >> helps make your makeup last longer. >> now, we start getting grays around this time unfortunately. time to cover up. >> you can cover up at home with this great product from revlon, luxurious color silk butter cream. ammonia-free and contains mango and shea butter and coconut and
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it will smooth out your hair as well. >> sounds like dessert. here in the 50s, guess, are we talking 50s yet, key words to remember, moisture rise and correct. >> the big issue is loss of elasticity. thankfully, there are great creams like this, full of promise an it's for volume and lift. put it on, has a unique protein complex that will naturally support your collagen. >> sounds great. what is this cream for? >> you notiitice your skin is dehydrated in the 50s and use it on top -- >> on top of the cream. >> use it on top or separately. >> and hair loses its volume. >> everything loses volume. thankfully, pan team defines every strand and is thickening. >> don't forget the hands because the hands really show
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the age, right? >> exactly. clinique came out with this hand cream and removes discoloration and plumps up your skin with hydrogenic acid. >> thanks so much. next up, equipment as seen on tv. go get them! football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their buddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. ♪ [ male announcer ] we touch a lot of things throughout the day. so it's nice that clorox disinfecting products help kill the germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours. ♪ feels sweet when i can touch you ♪
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some of them are pretty strange looking but they do make it look easy to get in shape. so, do they stack up to those claims? consumer reporter janice, has the claims. >> good morning. many of us have made a resolution to stay fit. with the expertise of "consumer reports," we looked at whether those infomercial products can help you stick to your vow. >> six minutes a day. >> tone the mid-section. minutes a day. >> reporter: these infomercials always look enticing and make weight loss and leaner look easy. do they really measure up to their claims? the experts at "consumer reports" magazine wanted to find out. first up, the $20 belly burner? does it burn up your buck or really help you lose the punch a? >> wrap up and slim down. >> reporter: what do you have to do? >> you just wrap up and do any kind of activity you normally do and it claims to help you burn calories faster. >> i tried it on myself.
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>> like wearing spanx. >> "consumer reports" used a metabolic analyzer to calculate the number of calories burned. >> we had people on a treadmill for five minutes and really was no difference. >> what about the heat created by wearing the burner clearly seen in the images of the infomercial. >> what about the water weight i'm losing zbl rchl. >> we did find you will sweat a little more. it relates to a sweaty belly. have a glass of water and get right back. >> the company that makes the belly burner says its research substantiates the product's effectiveness but based on only a handful of people. next, want a fighting chance to shed extra pounds, jay glazer's punch promises to be a knockout. >> glove up, strap in and start punching. >> i needed a little help gets this one on. >> need a little help jrchlt
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follow the workout and you have the ultimate fat burning machine. what "consumer reports" found was similar to what i was experiencing. >> i feel the resistance but it's also like bruising the arm. >> unfortunately, that's what a lot of panelists said, it was pretty uncomfortable. we didn't think it was that great, too, not a lot of warmup and cooldown and definitely not for beginners. >> we reached out to the makers of the perfect punch but have not heard back. for women who love joeing ga, pilates, there's the reformer. >> tighten that mid-section. >> you can do a few things, balance. >> it incorporates balance, strength training and resistance exercises. >> kind of fun. >> our fitness expert said this was a good workout, well-rounded. >> all right, good product. >> then the $1600 street
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strider. >> what if you could take your elliptical outdoors. >> our own kathie lee and hoda were on it. >> wait, slow down! >> $1600 and you can take this baby home. >> our panelists liked it. thought it was pa smooth ride. you can get a workout because you're using your arms on the elliptical and standing the whole time so you're always active. had to give this one a try. >> fun, i got it! but before long, i was almost a pro. >> this is a workout! work out! >> a word of advice before you order any product off the tv. take some time to think about it and find out how much it would cost to return the item, because a lot of these are heavy, if you're not happy with it. it looks good in the middle of the night. >> i have to ask you about the jay glazer punch that has its roots in the middle east torture devices.
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>> how does it feel? doesn't it hurt a little bit? >> not too bad. maybe if you used it an hour. >> also rub your skin a little bit. what's al wearing? >> this is the dumbest thing i've ever seen. the celebrity trainer, i've never seen this guy before in my life, what a moron. >> wow! >> wow, fighting words. it's supposed to make you sweat. >> our producer, michelle, i go up to her and said, what idiot would buy this and she said she bought it. >> wow! you get a sweaty belly. >> you want a glass of wat water -- wait a second. >> that one was the one that worked, right? for the core body? >> you liked it? >> it still is $250. you really could join a gym for about that. >> all this equipment, unless you're really going to use it, that's the bottom line here, you have to be willing to put the effort into it. and it becomes a clothesline
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hanging your clothes on it. >> and they show all these great looking people that obviously don't use that stuff but already has it. >> a lot of this stuff comes with diet, do the diet and use this, not brain surgery. >> and this is a conversation starter, i will put this out there. janice, thanks very much for looking into that for us. we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. good morning to you. it is 9:56. i'm marla tellez. facebook gets the green light to move forward with plans to build a second campus in menlo park. the city council approved the agreement with facebook this
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week. as part of the deal facebook will pay the city $1.5 million over ten years as well as $100,000 for local improvements. the company will also limit the number of cars approaching its current campus. before the construction can start, the site of the new campus needs to be rezoned. the planning commission will take up that issue next month. let's go ahead and take a look at that forecast now with meteorologist christina loren. hey, thanks. you know what, the showers brought us better air quality so we're doing better in that department. also going to see temperatures today that are rather comfortable. mild out there to start. temperatures in the 50s. as we head throughout this afternoon, showers come back into the mix, mostly between 2:00 and 6:00 so make sure you're ready to dodge a few showers later on. in fact you probably don't need your umbrella unless you're wearing something really nice. temperatures actually a little above our seasonal averages for today. we'll hold on to that warmth for your friday and see a little more sunshine tomorrow and the weekend a few showers. let's check your drive. good morning, mike.
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the san mateo bridge, the low clouds touching the bridge, we call it fog and that's what you're dealing with across the flat section and also the high rise between the peninsula and the east bay here. a look at the east bay. oakland north of here a clearer view and a clearer drive through downtown, to the toll plaza which has no backup for the bay bridge. fremont south of that looking at 680, visibility on the roads is okay it's just of the roads a little difficult. palo alto on the other side of the bay a smooth drive as well. you can barely make out moffett field at the top of the screen. the haze is there but not a problem for drivers all the way into the city. we'll be back with our next news and weather update in about 30 minutes. in the meantime join the "today" show with hoda and kathie lee. lucky charms?!
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from nbc news this is "today" can kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it is thirsty thursday. it is january 24th, 2013. another day with meredith vieira. the sunshine has arrived. >> how many days a week are you on? zoo mean really? that's rude. >> every day? >> we're on every day in some form or another. we are on every single day. >> wow. >> it's a nice day today. it's freezing cold outside. >> it's freezing. it's not a nice day. it's freezing. >> you know, when i used to
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cover fires when i was -- listen, this is important. when i used to cover fires when i worked in local news in freezing weather like this, the wurt would go all over and everything would turn into a freezing ice rink. >> what's the point? it's cold everywhere. >> it is. it is. >> oh. >> what? >> this is big news. you won't say it. hoda kotb, "ten years later" "new york times" best seller list. hello. ♪ celebrate good fimz times >> number 12 on the nonfiction list. it gets better? >> it does? >> number nine on the ebook list. number eight on the combined print and e-book best sellers. >> oh. thank you, mer. thank you so much. >> i'm so proud of you. oh. ♪ celebrate good times >> come on, guys. >> you know what people don't know? yesterday you were a little bummed out. you said to me i'm not going to make the best sellers. everybody was telling you. the powers that be --
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>> didn't think so. >> that you were not going to make the list. >> you know, it's one of those things that they tell you -- if you have ever waited for a call like are you going to get something, whatever it is, it comes between 5:00 and 5:30. i was in my apartment in my robe, which i was prepared to have like a pig-out fest when it wasn't happening, and i didn't get the call. didn't get an e-mail. >> were you alone? >> i was alone. >> oh. >> that is so rude, but any-hoo, jane, who is the name and the brains behind this book, she called me and said did you get the e-mail? the e-mail came. did you get it? it's going to come to you in a minute. is he sent it to both of us. just read me what it said. she said, no, you have to read it. i'm sitting there waiting. my heart is pounding. she knows. then she emails me her hell, and i want to say thanks because i cannot tell you how nice it's been at book signings. you guys have come with bottles of wine. i mean -- >> that you can't drink. >> and it's been so -- all these great hugs and all these
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terrific stories, and i can't tell you how much it means because you work on a project and you think, oh, well, who knows what's going to happen with this thing? thanks for all the support. >> everybody wants to have written. it's another thing to write a book. i live with an author, so i know how hard this is. it's an amazing accomplishment. >>. >> congratulations. here a toast to you. can we toast? come on. we should toast. >> no, we can't because this is breaking it, and what day are we on? we can't do it. >> we don't have to drink. we'll smell. smell it. >> wait. let me just sit here for a minute. >> why don't you just be a rebel and drink it? >> no. >> say you don't care about this stupidity. drink it. >> this is "the ladies home journal." >> you're on the cover already, aren't you? didn't you do it. you've done it. what are they going to do, rip the pages out?
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you've done it. drink it. >> no, no, no. no! >> this is what you think of it. >> 13 days from today on this show i promise you it is going to -- wait. wait. it's going to be new year's eve on this show, on this show. it's going to be new year's eve. >> you are gutless. congratulations. >> let's talk about you for a second because we've got ain couple of complaints about meredith. >> yes, we have, actually. >> and it's not about anything she said, although there have been a few things that have been problematic, but it's been about something that -- something going on up here. >> yeah. an ex-friend of mine now, angela lagrecca, producer here on the show, did not say this to my face. angela, come here. no, no, no. first of all, she did not say to my face. she always -- what did you say? >> i didn't say -- >> tell her what you said. >> i went up to your hair person, freddy, who i like very much, and i said she needs a haircut. >> and? >> and i said you need your hair
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needs to be colored. what's with the gray? >> that's terrible to say you think? i know you. we tried to do this at the beginning. i've been here for 15 years. we tried to do a root canvas of you. you wanted it to be natural. >> it actually did work. >> no. >> it was working. i was going to go totally gray, and then i got the job on "millionaire" and they said you're not going gray. >> we have a solution. camera one is going to be your camera. let me just show you. we've all had this. >> i'm representing all the women who got up this morning that don't have time to color their hair. >> see the roots? now look at the solution. this is so crazy. >> what are you doing? >> this is called rita hazan. it's a spray-on kror that lasts you through another hair wash. you will put it in, and i don't know how, but it will be fine, and then you can wash it out. >> what is the color? show me the color. >> your color is -- >> no, no, no. we only have one can. we're going to use what it is. it's fine. it's fine. >> i need a can's worth? >> just close your eyes. >> i'm getting out of the way.
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♪ you've got to have friends >> did it work? >> yes. hold on. let's get some more. am i getting it in your eyes? sorry. you know what, it's working. ? >> is it really? can you really tell the difference? >> well, you have a lot of gray. >> you know what, i'm getting the hair done on friday. >> friday. >> i just want to make a point. you've been on the show for an entire week, and you wait until friday to color your roots? >> that's exactly my point. >> i could not get an appointment earlier. >> why? >> the man is busy. >> there are no. >> it's done. is everybody happy. it's done. >> she got her haircut between yesterday and today. you feel better, right? >> doesn't it look great? >> it does. it really does. >> now i stink. >> no, you don't. >> thank you, angela. >> thank you for being a friend.
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thank you. >> somebody has to do it. >> ex-friend. >> nice talking to you. >> also "people magazine", i just want to say because when will you be in it again? you and al roker. your books are mentioned. >> al ro-- i can't even breathe. >> it's a carcinogen. all right? it's a carcinogen all over my head. i'm dying, but i look better. you're a slave to this stuff. drink it. >> jerry, please take the wine away. it can't even be here. >> you can't even have it on the table? all right. i'll have it. no, i can't. i'm on a cleanse. i'm comfortable with it next to me. >> here we are. the super bowl is coming up, and already one commercial is leaked? the ads are being leaked. they do this because they get extra play because they leak them before the super bowl. you know, otherwise you're crowded in there with all the other ads. >> i don't want to see them until the super bowl. >> well, you're going to see this coming.
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this is an ad by -- with, excuse me, model kate upton, and it's a mercedes ad, and the question is is it too risque for the super bowl? ♪ >> okay. >> what's going on? >> the suds, i think. >> the boys are washing the car. look for it. these. >> okay. >> and -- >> they're looking at her. >> look at her. >> she's looking at -- nothing yet. nothing. boring. >> okay. >> this is really where we should have started it. >> okay. it could be an ad for like a woman's product too. >> did you see what just --
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something happened. >> you missed a spot. >> oh, right there. that is what it was. you could not see -- there's the money line right there. did you see it? >> yes. >> what was it? >> what she was pointing at? >> she said you missed a spot. she's pointing downstairs. >> of course. i think that's what it was. >> anyway, these ads are not unique. the car washing. there was a famous one with -- >> paris hilton was a really famous one. >> apparently if you want to even watch it on youtube, you have to put your birth date in to make sure that you're old enough. >> that is not even for awe car, is it? it's for a hamburger, isn't it? okay. >> pamela anderson did one about nine years ago. this is hers. >> with sirius sat light radio you can get 1 % commercial-free music beamed right to your car. and a chance to have your car washed if you are home by pam anderson.
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♪ >> what do you think? >> it's exactly the way i wash a car. exactly the way i wash a car. not now in this weather, but -- you know what, i don't really care. do you really care? >> no. >> what bothers me is how can a 20-year-old think i'm so sexy, and when i do it, i'm like bulemic and i'm going to vomit. >> you do have a little lipstick. >> thanks again for being a friend. >> kim did the same thing. >> she did one? >> she did one. on who cares? does your husband drive you to drink? the question is -- >> interesting, actually. >> did women drink more before they got married or while they were married? >> what do you think? they've studied this. it is a study. i read this. >> sure. show off. >> men drink more before, and then when they get married, they drink a little less. maybe they're settled down. >> they're content. >> women then start to drink. now, there's a divorce, men pick up
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the drinking again. the theory, they said, in the note that i read is that women -- the men drinking are sort of like they start to pick it up a little bit more. >> from y do you think women drink more when they're married? >> it really hits them. they wake up one morning and they go oh, and they reach for a bottle, and they don't put it down. with every child the drinking increases. the time of day increases when you start. by third child at noon you are hitting the bottle. it's maybe at 8:30 because you've got to get through the day. >> that's better. >> i don't know. i really don't know. i'm going to believe the study. what do you think? >> i do believe that life gets hairy, and you need to take the edge off when you're married. you have a lot of responsibilities in life. >> you're now not married. do you find that you don't have to get the hair -- the edge off
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or you're not hairy or whatever you said? >> you don't need it. you don't feel -- you don't feel as stressed. >> you're feeling something because you're drink aing lot. >> this is a moment i love on the show. >> what is it? >> this is when i get to play my little song. now, this song, you guys, reminds me of being in a sorority house at a fraternity party, totally hammered, sweaty dancing. this is an old song by the time and it's called "the burn." ♪ >> remember it? >> i've never heard it. >> come on. ♪ a brand new dance it's called the bird ♪ >> is this really the dance? ♪ it needs no connection ♪ everybody sing to me ♪ hallelujah ♪ oh
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♪ everybody say ♪ hallelujah ♪ whoa >> come on. oh, i love that song. "the bird" by "the time." puts you in a good mood, doesn't it? >> we to do this because we do this okay making sfwleen every week. is this just regular? okay. is it okay to perform shirtless? okay. >> kathie lee says i guess it's how confident you are about your body. i wouldn't do it. what do you say? >> sorry. hoda says, yes, definitely okay. it gets hot on that stage. >> they have pictures of justin bieber and, you know -- >> you're talking about men. they're not talking about women, right? >> kathie lee thought they were talking about her. >> i think -- have a nice body. know how to playoff your assets or your in my case -- >> it is almost time for the big reveal of our plaza ambush makeover for two lucky ladies. >> this is great. the young carrie bradshaw star
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>> that was your big chance. >> flashing strangers? i don't think i want that on my resume. >> clearly i misjudged you. >> what do you mean? >> i thought one day you would make a name for yourself. i can imagine your picture on billboards and the side of a bus. >> you may think doing this is a good idea, and monica penny may think it's a good idea and everyone here may think it's a good idea, but i don't, so i said no, and that's me owning my power. >> wow. >> you're nice. >> welcome. >> how are you? >> good. >> were you very familiar with "sex and the city" before you auditioned for this role? >> i was not. i was very young when the show ended, but as soon as i started auditioning, i got all the seasons and became a huge fan, and i watched the show all the time. >> i always wonder how people get the roles. obviously, you're terrific in it, but you claimed it was the chicken dance at the audition. >> let's hear about that. >> yeah, i had like a week-long of just series of auditions, and
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at the end they were talking -- they were trying to get to know us. it was so weird. and they said, so you're going to prom, right? how do you dance at the prom? i just kind of started breaking it down. i don't know. i just started doing the chicken dance, and peter ross told me that i got the role because i tried to be goofy. >> you were being you. >> i was being me. that's my advice to young girls. just be you. >> now, did you study carrie bradshaw, and were you trying to kind of emulate the way she spoke and those kind of things? >> no. i mean, i watched the show, and i tried to kind of pick up little mannerisms here and there. we're not trying to be "sex and the city." we're not trying to replicate her her beautiful performance. we want it to be -- it's carrie before we knew her as the carrie bradshaw. >> carrie is still in high school, right, and she's got an internship one day a week at a law firm, and her mom passed
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away. she's going through a lot of stuff. >> she's really -- this is a really transitional time for carrie right now. it's her first sort of romantic relationship, her first real job, and we'll see her get more and more involved. >> her first relationship in new york city too. she's a connecticut kid who falls in love with the city. >> and she carries a purse, and there was like a mistake, wasn't there, on her purse? what happened? >> her rebelus little sister actually spilled nail polish all over her mom's old purse, and so carrie instead of getting upset she kind of reinvents it with her own sort of artwork. >> she gets some traction with that? >> it's set in the 1980s. did you get attracted any of the fashion? >> at first i was a little hesitant. was i going to be goofy? eric damon is our costume designer, and he is did "gossip girl." he is very talented. >> we wish you the best with this. it's on cw. >> thanks.
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super bowl. mayor ed lee saying this week there are no plans to hold a super bowl viewing party at civic center plaza. lee telling the "san francisco examiner" he did not think the nfl would allow the city to broadcast the game. the nfl has not commented, but that would be fun. we'll take a look at the forecast and the roads after the break.
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welcome back. the time is 10:28. we still have some lingering shower activity, mostly to the south of gilroy at this pointing. if you're headed into the
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central valley, watch out, that's where the showers are located over fresno right now. 63 in gilroy today, 61 in san jose. we do have more rain on the way as we head throughout the afternoon into tonight. we'll time the system out to your doorstep today at 11:00. let's check your drive with mike. first we'll start with the bay bridge toll plaza which actually had a pretty pleasant morning. yeah, we did have backup but no big surprise as far as the backups go and the pattern typical for 10:30 on a thursday. the only peculiar here on the san mateo bring, the road disappears into the clouds. fog still a factor in some spots in the north bay. the south bay shows a smooth drive as well through the haze. no big issues as far as the slowdowns even 101 coming up through mountain view approaching 237 just some slowing there as well as south through san mateo. thanks so much. we will have more of the day's top stories coming up in 30 minutes. jon kelley and i hope you will join us at 11:00. we'll see you then.
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♪ >> we're back on this thirsty thursday with another installment of our plaza ambush makeover where two lucky ladies are plucked off the plaza and we surprise them with brand new looks. >> here to show us their handy work our makeover team today contributor and stylist to the stars louis licari, la, la, la. >> and editor for people style watch and author. >> how was the crowd? lots of hats and scarves and -- >> it was chilly. let's be coy. it was subzero, i think. it was beyond cold. beyond cold. we just went out there, found them, grabbed them, and brought
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them in and did what we could. >> let's start off are eileen. she's from new york city. her work colleagues told her that she needed start improving her appearance, so she knew it was time for a makeover so she begged us to give her a brand new look. let's lisp to her story. >> standing outside in this cold, you must really want this for your mom, huh? >> yeah, i do. >> tell me why? >> she deserves it. she works really hard, and she just doesn't treat herself enough. >> all right. so tell me your dream look. >> okay. i would like -- i would like to be 21 again. no. gray out of my hair. a little cut, of course. cute makeup. not too much but not too little and something great to wear. >> something warm to wear. how about that? >> no shorts and t-shirt today. >> oh, and she's here with her adorable daughter, allison. allison, please keep your blindfold on until we give you the green light to take it off. here is eileen before. all right. eileen, let's see you now.
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>> wow. >> oh, my gosh. allison, hold on. you ready? take off your blindfold, honey. oh, my gosh. it's your turn. are you ready? >> turn around right behind you. there's a mirror behind you. >> whoa! oh, my goodness. >> look at that hair. >> i am so hot. >> oh, my -- >> right there. sweetie, stay right where you are. >> no. louis, tell us the hair. this is awesome. >> isn't it great? >> wow. >> beautiful. >> i lean had hair that was obviously turning gray. what happens when you have gray hair underneath it turns too blonde. i brought the depth back. not quite back to her natural color, but it gave her more contrast and darker hair color. >> allison -- >> and, of course, great haircut. >> carson. >> allison, tell me what you think of your mom and the hair.
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>> it's amazing. >> she's so beautiful. gorgeous. >> jill, that's the perfect dress. >> she said i would never wear this dress. i thought perfect. this is from maggie london, and peplum all the ranl. this is that little black and white. >> go on. >> the earrings are kendra scott. sdmru look great. >> gorgeous. >> join your daughter right over there. be careful. >> all right. eileen. next debra 42 from bakersfield, california. she says her beauty routine consists of washing her face with a bar of soap. she was thrilled for the opportunity at glam new style. let's take a listen. >> so in the freezing weather, and then? >> what are the chances of getting picked to do a makeover? how exciting, and what a wonderful experience. >> is this something you would normally do? >> no, no. i am not the girly type. i am all about jeans and tennis shoes and straight hair. no make-up.
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so this is totally not me. >> what do you think of this for your best friend? >> i think it's great. in the ten years i've known her, she's worn a dress twice. my wedding and her wedding. that's it. this will be exciting. >> i totally relate to her. her best friend is right here, monica, with her blindfold on. keep that on. she also can't breathe. her nose is in the blindfold. we need you to breathe and be alive. let's see debra before. all right. come on out, baby. ♪ i'm every woman >> wow. >> wow. >> great. all right. monica, you ready? >> oh, my goodness. >> you look fantastic. turn around and take a look. >> you got it, girl. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. >> who is that? >> that is you, debra. >> that is you. >> oh, my gosh. it doesn't even look like me. >> spin right around. >> gorgeous. >> your hair is awesome.
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>> here are you dealing with a woman that doesn't like to wear makeup, straight hair, kind of the tom boyish type, free spirit. s. >> i wanted to keep everything minimal. her hair that was almost naturally black black. >> i love her hair. >> it's now a soft brown. if you look at the tips, it goes to almost blonde. i mean, this is i way to give a little bit of color for maximum, and then maximum effect. carson, working with the shape of the face. inid making the colors all work together with a very natural palate. remember, less is more. >> always, always. >> what about the outfit? it's great. she actually wore a black dress to her wedding. she'sen conventional. another outfit to wear, a dressier black dress. this is from london times. >> do you love? >> i love it. it's great. >> let's bring eileen a big round of applause for both of our ladies. all right. from music to movies, celebs, all the hollywood news coming up with jason kennedy. right after this. try delicious light & fit greek
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>> hansel and gretle is out. it's not for the kiddies. i like jeremy renner in this role. listen, it is what it is. it's good reviews, bad reviews, but if you like jeremy renner, this is a movie for you. absolutely. >> all right. what if you want to rent one? stay home and rent one? >> end of watch is a good one. jake jillen hall is in that. the two lapd officers. the footage can be a little bumpy at times. it did really well at the box office. >> i was going to say, was it in theaters? >> yes. it was in theaters. also not for kids, but how about another one that's also not for kids? paper boy. we're on a good roll here. >> that's the one with what's her face? >> nicole kidman. >> the infamous scene with her and zach effron. she was nominated for a golden globe. really good movie and really good cast. not for the kids. not sure if i said that yet. >> you did. >> you have nothing for the kids. nothing to recommend. >> any feel-good movies. sthoo this is not a family-friendly weekend.
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>> tv, any news? >> mad men coming back on april 7th. it's going to be a two-hour premier on anc. last season was the most watched. fans had to wait something like 17 months before the last season premier. not this time. it's going to be taking place in just a couple of months, so they can look forward to that. >> i was reading somewhere where bradley cooper was talking about wanting to play lance armstrong in a movie. is that a real project? >> yes. so j.j. abrams acquired the rights to it. he will be producing it, and reportedly it's going to be about a book that's called "cycle of lies" that's getting ready to come out soon. matthew mcconhey -- i'm sorry, bradley cooper said he is fascinated by lance armstrong, and he would love to play it. >> wasn't matt damon going to do a movie about lance armstrong? >> there was a rumor about that, and matthew mcconhey is friends, but now bradley cooper is in the running to play lance. >> let's talk oscars, and i love that we heard the news adel is
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going to perform? >> she originally recorded the song with a 77 piece orchestra. i don't know if that's going to be happening during the actual telecast, but this is the first time she's performed since giving birth to her son, angelo. we know his name. that's breaking news. >> jason, do people actually sing live at the academy awards? i'm curious. >> i am told they do. no lip syncing drama there. >> it's not allowed there? >> i'm pretty sure they do. they may do a back vocal track sometimes, but this is the first time, like i said, since giving birth, and she's never done this song live before either, so it's going to be interesting to see, but she's nominated for an oscar as well. >> ryan seacrest, who is a friend of yours and works with you, he opened up about his relationship with juliann huff on chelsea lately. >> he said that she is the best part of his day, and they both want to get married, but huff not handler will be the first person to find out.
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yeah. he was being coy about it. the two of them, i've seen it up los. they're great together. they're obviously in love. >> do you think they'll get married this year? >> that's a great question. i don't know. >> you know. you know. >> i just wash the guy's car on my day off. we don't really get into that. >> thank you. >> pleasure to meet you. >> you as well. >> the best new products that are on the market chosen by you. >> oh. >> not you. you. of roasting seems...unimportant. but at hillshire farm, cooking a turkey is a delicate thing. right on the dot and the meat is silky and swimming in pan roasted juices. it's why every batch of our farm raised turkey turns a mere sandwich into something ...wait for it...mesmerizing. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right. new honey bunches of oats greek yohere we go.ole grain. honey cornflakes and chunks of greek yogurt.
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for the fifth year in a row "better homes and gardens" is out with the best new products of the year. >> everything from mascara to detergent to yogurt. all picked by consumers like you. here to share some of the winners is ellen miller, the magazine's beauty editor. >> you got that. >> how, hom, how are you? >> these are all voted on by -- >> we worked with an independent market research firm. they surveyed 77,000 consumers all across the country to decide what products resonate most with them in their day to day lives.
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63 winners. we a few of them. >> different categories. begin with beverages. >> this is a taste ri vana. real coconut water. and shoppers said that they loved it because it was healthy and refreshing. and then meredith, i know that you are a big fan of this product. for butter and spreads be use land o lakes. >> that is not my preference. >> land o lakes uses olive oil and sea salt. >> it's great. >> is it so much better than the regular kind of butter? >> it combines two ingredients that they're already using. >> exactly. >> butter always better than margarine too. healthier. >> we have the alexia sweet potato puffs. these are bursting with flavor, and they're trans-fat free. >> delicious. >> exactly. >> now you love? >> these are delicious. >> so excited. >> what makes these special? >> they're the duncan hines red velvet -- they come with the cream cheese frosting mix, and consumers said that they were really easy to make.
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>> would you like a bite? >> i can't. >> why? >> because i'm on a cleanse. >> you told me to drink wine. >> this is the yoplait smoothie with greek yogurt. >> it has dairy? i can't do that either. >> it said it was healthy and refresh. >> i'm sure it is. >> i'm all into these kind of products. this is the zip lock perfect portion bag. say you buy some chicken at the supermarket. you're just going to slip this over your hand. you can pick up the raw meat. it's sanitary. you put it in the zip lock. >> you put in a normal zip lock. >> it prevents freezer burn. >> this is the favorite of a lot of people. people don't like measuring their tide. >> this is a lazy person. >> these are the single dose laundry detergent. now, what's fantastic about this is that shoppers said that they're convenient. you don't have to measure it. >> it's much easier do you brake this open? >> no, just stick it in the
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laundry. >> that dissolves. the plastic? >> i stand corrected. >> again, shoppers love the fact that this is convenient and you don't have to actually pour it you into the dish washer. >> because that takes so much extra time to actually open the bottle and pour it in. >> you'll love this. the gillette venus and olay raiser. it eliminates the need for shaving cream. haven't bought shaving cream since. >> we need to try it. >> honestly, you don't worry about nicks. i know why you said that. >> then for the guys we have the gillette fusion pro glide. it's a triple threat. it trims, edges, and shapes. >> fantastic. >> these are all reasonably price snd. >> available at drug stores. >> i did hurt my back, and i'm serious about this. >> you're going to love this. >> this is a bengay menthol pain-relieving gel. >> just rub it on wherever it is. >> puts it right on. >> these are vitacrave gummies.
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they taste great. consumer said they were easier to take than a pill. >> oh, yeah. >> that's great because you feel like you're eating candy. >> we have the olay regenerist. this is the fragrance free variance. it's moisturizing, but it's moisturizing, and it goes on and won't gum up your make-up. >> put that on in the morning. i'm wearing all the beauty products today. >> why don't you just run through the last couple of. >> we have the bare minerals ready spf 20 foundation. it's anti-aging. shoppers loved that it goes on light. it gives great coverage. we had the loreal color correct lipstick. they come in great trendy spring colors, but moisturizing on the lips. great for the cold weather. mascara, so important, we have the maybelline plush mascara that won't flake off. finally, we these amazing eyeliners from cover girl. their cream collection.
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they have this amazing smudging tip. >> i'm looking at your face, and you look gorgeous. are you really wearing all that? >> yes. >> the secrets to making delicious food. >> this is "today" on you know where, nbc.
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in today's kitchen what's cook sng homemade pizza. everything tastes better when you make it yourself. >> maybe not in your case. >> pizza is easy to make, and can you get the kids involved. to share the secrets of a perfect pie, chef and owner of barcara. nice to see you. you already started. >> what are we making? >> we're making pizza. my restaurant has some of the best pizzas around. pat it around. leave your edges. lift it up. be gentle with it. we're going to do about a 10 to 11 inches. it will shrink a little bit. i'm done. all right? >> me too.
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>> now, can you buy the dough instead of having to make it? >> you can buy the dough or just come to barcara. you know, we're going to put our toppings. you have mushroom spinach and goat cheese, and you have prosscuto and egg plant. >> what am i doing? you're taking egg plant and putting it on? >> all over or just -- >> around. leave an edge. you want to have a nice rim, all right? or a myself crust. >> wash your hands before. >> of course. >> you know -- >> i have the running pie. >> which is? >> it's tomato sauce, pancetta and parmesan, and then we'll finish it with solata when it comes out of the oven. we're going to go around that. >> i'm done. you guys are slow. i'm bored. >> oh, look at you. >> look at mine. >> a little bit -- >> look at it. >> around the edges. >> how do you get those crispy?
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>> olive oil will help. you know, depending on your dough recipe. all right? you use pizza flower and all purpose flour. >> why not salt and pepper? no? >> no. >> exactly. fine. >> you can put salt, but her -- >> no, we are not. >> okay. great. should we bring ours too? >> i'm just going to bring mine. >> are you putting it on a stone. i don't want to buy a stone. i don't make enough pizza. can i put it on a rack? >> you can put it on a sheet tray, but a pizza stone will make it crispier, which is what your question was before. >> all right. >> and then we have an array of pizzas. >> so is this mine? >> this is yours. >> and finish with arugula, and then you'll have parmesan. >> how long does this cook, by the way, in the oven? >> probably in the home oven if you have convection about six, seven minutes. then you have the mushroom spinach and goat cheese. >> i love truffle oil on anything. >> just on top. >> then i have rustica solada for mine.
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>> thank you. >> coming up, guess who is back tomorrow? >> who? >> you. >> you are coming back for one more day. >> back stage beauty tips right off the [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ]
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